Vertical/Horizontal Orientation

Posted by: catsol on 4 August 2017, 2:55 pm EST

  • Posted 4 August 2017, 2:55 pm EST


    I am trying to create an A3 landscape report which will eventually be printed on
    vertically and horizontally perforated paper, such that 1/3 of the
    report has an invoice, the other 1/3 has a copy of the invoice and the
    other 1/3 has three forms underneath each other

    A sample of what I want is attached

    I have managed so far to prepare 2/3 of the report, but I am having
    some difficulty with the third part (i.e.: the three copies of
    Subreport A underneat each other). You can't put them in the group
    header section because it will overgrow that section, whilst putting
    them in the detail section leaves me the top part blank

    Can you help please ?

    Many thanks


  • Replied 4 August 2017, 2:55 pm EST

    Let me clarify, both copies of the invoice and the three forms all fit onto one A3 sized piece of paper, correct?

    How is your group header setup? Bound? One group per page or is it a repeating header? What happens if there are more lines on your invoice than will fight on the area you have?

  • Replied 4 August 2017, 2:55 pm EST

    Thank you for your answer, and yes both copies of the invoice and the three forms all fit onto one A3 sized paper

    The two invoices are each made up of multiple subreports, which are
    currently placed in the Group Header section. The Group Header is bound
    to an ADO shape command which has an invoice header query and four
    child commands related to it

    Thanks again and regards,


  • Replied 4 August 2017, 2:55 pm EST

    If your three forms are static I would suggest an overlay scenario.

    If on the other hand the forms are dynamic based on something in your group header or shape command I would suggest another group header section with your forms subreports in it and setting underlaynext to true on your current group header. So basically you would have a group header that fills the left portions up first, then a second group header that comes "over the top" and fills the remaining right third.

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