Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply

Label sort order for printing

JBD
New Member
Posts: 5
Country: United States

Label sort order for printing

I purchased special Avery lables for use with my next mailing project, and in order to be used efficiently, the contacts should be sorted vertically.

 

I was able to successfully create a custom label template, but I want to know if it's possible to force the sort order of my contacts vertically, rather than the default horizontal sort.

 

In other words, I'd like my contacts to print like so:

 1.  6.  11.

 2.  7.  12.

 3.  8.  13.

 4.  9.  14.

 5. 10. 15.

 

and not like this:

 1.  2.  3.

 4.  5.  6.

 7.  8.  9.

10. 11. 12.

13. 14. 15.

 

Thanks,

Enon.

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,652
Country: USA

Re: Label sort order for printing

The answer is yes but it requires modifying the template program code.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
JBD
New Member
Posts: 5
Country: United States

Re: Label sort order for printing

anything i can do about that?
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,652
Country: USA

Re: Label sort order for printing

As I noted before, it can be done, I've doe it myself but it involves direct editing of the template XML code. That requires a knowledge of the report template XML code structure and the change that needs to be made.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
JBD
New Member
Posts: 5
Country: United States

Re: Label sort order for printing

do i change the columnlayout tag to a different value? that seems to be the affected area. i guess i'll experiment and post the results.
JBD
New Member
Posts: 5
Country: United States

Re: Label sort order for printing

Experimentation to no avail.

 

Roy, could you describe what custom edits need to be done to the code?

JBD
New Member
Posts: 5
Country: United States

Re: Label sort order for printing

anyone?