11-04-2011 01:31 PM
I'm looking to print a report on 5" x 8" Index Cards - I need to feed them into my printer sideways, similar to an envelope. However, I'm not seeing a way to adjust the orietation to print that way on a report. I'm hoping to take info from an opportunity to print this report (haven't played with that yet and may have to take the data from a contact report).
Anyway, can anyone tell me what settings I need to print a report similar to that of an envelope orientation?
11-04-2011 10:37 PM
Use landscape and adjust the margins to place the data on the cards.
11-09-2011 09:28 AM
Okay, so I attempted to change the settings on the report. I started with a copy of another report. It has Report Header & Page Header of zero. I attempted to change the Layout Height of the Detail Section from the 6.78 that was in that field to 5.00 - when I tabbed out of the field, it reverted back to 6.78. I tried a few different values for Height, but nothing would save and change the value.
Can you provide some additional direction here on how I can get this to print sideways (like the Envelope print).
11-09-2011 09:33 AM
My first rule is don't start by modifying an existing report. There are likely hidden field and VB scripts associated with the oricinal report. Without examining the template you are using I can't say what might be causing the problem.
There is a third party book with comprehensive training information on the ACT! reports, here is the link.
11-09-2011 10:05 AM
I did try starting a new report from scratch. That seems to be working, but the next obstacle I have is that I'm printing on a Brother printer. So I have to insert an Index Card in the Center of the manual feed. It prints fine on an 8.5 x 11" paper, but when I insert an Index Card nothing prints on it. How do I adjust for a center feed?
Next, I'm having issues trying to figure out how to adjust the report width - when I set to Lanscape, it automatically adjusts to 10.5" width. I'm assuming I need to adjust to a tad under 8" which is the width of the Index Card. How do I adjust the width of the report (I want to set it to 8" so I can see where my fields should end up).