03-28-2011 09:49 PM
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.
03-29-2011 08:44 AM
You would use a section to group the records and the property to force a page break.
03-29-2011 09:43 AM
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.
03-29-2011 11:50 AM
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!
03-30-2011 09:23 AM
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.
12-12-2011 03:21 PM
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.
P.S. Full disclosure - Neither Roy nor Karen (his co-author) asked me to write this nor did I warn them before I did :-).