O$ - Report Positioning Section - Long Text Field

Andrew Pavey andrew at spelean.com.au
Thu May 29 01:50:50 EDT 2008


Not knowing much about your app, but could you 
treat this a different way? Say, Write the long 
"notes" to a plain text file  in a temporary 
location on the Hard disk and then use the native 
text editor on the platform to print that 
document. At the end of the day clean up the txt 
docs in the temp location.

At 9:03 PM -0400 28/5/08, Michael Mantkowski wrote:

>Thanks Grant,
>
>I wish that was an option for me.  But this field collects notes and patient
>take home instructions that print at the end of an invoice.  In many cases
>they can be three and four pages long.  If I was to make the font small
>enough to fit on a page you would never be able to read it.
>
>I hope that support will have a answer for me.  It has been very
>frustrating.
>
>Mike
>
>*********************************************************************
>Michael Mantkowski
>ClienTrax Software
>1-800-416-2815
>*********************************************************************
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com
>[mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com] On Behalf Of Grant Thiessen
>Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 8:10 PM
>To: OmnisDev List - English
>Subject: Re: O$ - Report Positioning Section - Long Text Field
>
>I "resolved" this by testing the length of the field, then changing 
>the font size on the fly to keep it on a single page.  Fortunately, 
>very few of my fields like this extend much beyond a single page, so 
>the font size change is acceptable.
>
>On May 28, 2008, at 10:53 AM, Michael Mantkowski wrote:
>
>>  I sure hope it does not come to that since my issue is within the 
>>  totals
>>  section.  Don't know how I could split it up.
>>
>>  Thanks for your input.
>>
>>  Mike
>>
>>  *********************************************************************
>>  Michael Mantkowski
>>  ClienTrax Software
>>  1-800-416-2815
>>  *********************************************************************
>>
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com
>>  [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com] On Behalf Of 
>>  Sonnabend Udo
>>  Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:54 AM
>>  To: OmnisDev List - English
>>  Subject: AW: O$ - Report Positioning Section - Long Text Field
>>
>>  Hi, We have similar problems, when printing medical reports with 
>>  long text
>>  fields. If the text of the field goes over the page break, the omnis 
>>  report
>>  seems to be in damaged state. Further sections are not printed. It 
>>  does not
>>  depend in which section the field is.
>>
>>  Our workaround was, hold on !, to print the text line by line. So we 
>>  had to
>>  split up the text into single lines with the fontmesure function
>>  $reptextwidth(). What a mess, but that sh* worked !
>>
>>  Asking when this bug will be fixed the German Support Mr. Hufschmidt 
>>  told me
>>  may be in version 5. Thanks.
>>
>>
>>  Udo Sonnabend, Entwicklung
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>  -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>  Von: omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com
>>  [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com] Im Auftrag von 
>>  Michael
>>  Mantkowski
>>  Gesendet: Mittwoch, 28. Mai 2008 15:40
>>  An: 'OmnisDev List - English'
>>  Betreff: RE: O$ - Report Positioning Section - Long Text Field
>>
>>  Just wanted to let you know that I sent a sample library showing this
>>  problem to support.
>>
>>  Mike
>>
>>  *********************************************************************
>>  Michael Mantkowski
>>  ClienTrax Software
>>  1-800-416-2815
>>  *********************************************************************
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com
>>  [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com] On Behalf Of Michael
>>  Mantkowski
>  > Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 9:36 AM
>>  To: 'OmnisDev List - English'
>>  Subject: RE: O$ - Report Positioning Section - Long Text Field
>>
>>  Hi Paul,
>>
>>  Yes Start .2 inches from previous section.
>>
>>
>>  *********************************************************************
>>  Michael Mantkowski
>>  ClienTrax Software
>>  1-800-416-2815
>>  *********************************************************************
>>
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com
>>  [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com] On Behalf Of Paul 
>>  Manning
>>  Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 9:22 AM
>>  To: OmnisDev List - English
>>  Subject: Re: O$ - Report Positioning Section - Long Text Field
>>
>>  Do you have any 'startmode' Settings?
>>
>>
>>  Paul
>>
>>
>>  *************************************************
>>  Paul R. Manning
>>  Senior Application Developer
>>  Suran Systems Inc.
>>  Office: 800/633-9581
>>  Fax:  859/873-5763
>>  paul at cdmplus.com
>>  www.cdmplus.com
>>
>>
>>  On May 27, 2008, at 9:16 AM, Michael Mantkowski wrote:
>>
>>>  Thanks Brian,
>>>
>>>  I am using O$ v4.3 here.
>>>
>>>  Mike
>>>
>>>  *********************************************************************
>>>  Michael Mantkowski
>>>  ClienTrax Software
>>>  1-800-416-2815
>>>  *********************************************************************
>>>
>>>  -----Original Message-----
>>>  From: omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com
>>  [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at lists.omnis-dev.com
>>>  ] On Behalf Of brian.os at verizon.net
>>>  Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 9:08 AM
>>>  To: OmnisDev List - English
>>>  Subject: Re: O$ - Report Positioning Section - Long Text Field
>>>
>>>  Hi Mike,
>>>
>>>>  I have a positioning section on my invoice report for printing Take
>>>>  Home Medical Notes.
>>>>
>>>>  I am having difficulty with printing this section when the notes are
>>>>  longer than a full page.
>>>>  The positioning section is within the Totals section of the
>>>>  report....
>>>>
>>>>  Has anyone seen this or have any ideas of what I could do?
>>>
>>>  I've seen similar behavior, but in my case the field & positioning
>>>  section is inside the Record section. No solution to pass on, just
>>>  confirmation that you're not alone. Ideas for workarounds/fixes would
>>>  also be greatly appreciated. Using O$v3.2 here.
>>>  --------------------------------------
>>>  -brian o'sullivan; bear, de
>>>
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