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Page Breaks in Report

I am using ACT! 2011 and am having trouble finding information on how to create a page break in a report after information in a specific field changes.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Page Breaks in Report

You would use a section to group the records and the property to force a page break.

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Re: Page Breaks in Report

I have the field in question in a report section along with several other fields, but cannot locate any place that will allow me to force a page break.  If I click on the field, the property window does not show any page break options.  I would presume that it should show up under "behavior". 

If I go in  under "edit" I can access the "define sections" area.  Once there I can defiine page breaks as;none, before, after, before and after,page before and page after.  If I use any of these I get one record on a page when I actually want one specific group of records no matter how many pages they cover such as all from one state with "state" being the field in question.

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Re: Page Breaks in Report

This is also something I would like to know.  I don't want each record on a separate page.  I thought that if you were choosing "no page break" that that would actually mean,no page break!  

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Re: Page Breaks in Report

Report templates are very structured. What you want is fairly striaght forward but I would need to examine the report template to know exactly what changes are needed.

 

There is a third party book with comprehensive training information on the ACT! reports, here is the link.

https://www.packtpub.com/sage-act-2011-dashboard-and-report-cookbook/book

Roy Laudenslager
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Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Re: Page Breaks in Report

Instead of saying there is a third party book, you should disclose you are one the contributors to said book.

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Re: Page Breaks in Report

You are correct.  Roy should probably disclose that he is one of the authors of the book.  It isn't exactly a secret though.  After you click on the link you can clearly see his name listed under authors.  Unlike someone who passed you a link where they got a commission, etc.

 

Knowing Roy like I do though the reason that he didn't was out of a preponderance of humility and not out of any sort of desire to deceive.  Among the ACC community Roy is the accepted authority on the ACT! report writer.

 

I haven't read the book personally but I wouldn't hesitate to purchase it if I needed to know more about some of the more subtle features of the ACT! report writer.  When people call me with special requests for reports using the ACT! report writer I simply give them Roy's name and telephone number which is probably the main reason why I haven't purchased a copy myself.

 

Stan

P.S.  Full disclosure - Neither Roy nor Karen (his co-author) asked me to write this nor did I warn them before I did :-).


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