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  1. Greg G

    Break apart PDF

    Thanks for posting it. It's useful none the less. Hopefully someone else can offer some advice too. Thanks!
  2. Greg G

    Break apart PDF

    I'm developing on a Mac but it needs to be cross platform.
  3. Greg G

    Break apart PDF

    Is it possible to somehow break apart a multi-page PDF saved in a container field so each page can be put into separate records/fields? I have a product DB where I would like the user to be able to insert the products multi-page spec sheet as a PDF into a container field. I then need to create a report that prints each page of these spec sheets with some additional information on each page. I wonder if this is possible to do without using a plugin. I am also open to alternatives. All I can think of is to require the user to export each page of the PDF as an image file and then ins
  4. Greg G

    Combine Reports?

    I figured it out. For some reason my line spacing was not 1 line and that made it hard to break across multiple pages. Changing it solved the issue. Thanks again.
  5. Greg G

    Combine Reports?

    My main text field is the one that contains the clause text. I have a field before it with some other text and my chart fields after it. It's the only field that spans more than one page. So when I expand the field to span several pages I can not get the text to break nicely across each page. If I work out a nice break on one page it messes up another break somewhere else.
  6. Greg G

    Combine Reports?

    Thanks Comment. I think I was trying to over complicate the situation. I took your advice and merged the two tables into a temp print table and that did the trick to get all my data into the report in a nice format. Now, my only issue is trying to get the main text field to break across about 4 pages. I've tried using a merge field as I've done before but I've never tried to spread it across this many pages and I just can't get it to work. Any advice? Maybe there is a way to use calc fields to parse out the text into multiple fields? Thanks, Greg
  7. Greg G

    Combine Reports?

    If all of the data was in the same table, how would I get the chart fields to show after a specific clause without a portal?
  8. Greg G

    Combine Reports?

    The number of rows will slide but the size of the row will not get smaller. I have to have long fields (206px) in the portal to accommodate various lengths of text. The portal rows always show as 206px even if there is one line of text in the portals fields. This happens with your portal as well. I attached a picture of the portal result.
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    Combine Reports?

    So I was able to get this to work except I realized that portals do not slide. I tried the approach from this post http://fmforums.com/forum/showtopic.php?tid/189356/post/263567/hl/%22portal+sliding%22/fromsearch/1/#263567 I was not able to get this to work at all either. I'm not sure if it's because I'm using the separation model or not but I put the custom functions in both files just to be sure and still nothing.
  10. Greg G

    Combine Reports?

    Your sample file looks great! Now I just have to figure out what you did. But I think it is the right idea. Thanks so much for your help! Greg
  11. FMP can import and export data as a number of file types including text files, HTML and XML files. As long as you can use one of these file types with your service you are fine.
  12. Your separation model is fine. I think a lot depends on how you like to work and how you may need to deploy your DB. SQL is great and very powerful but unless you need that level of speed and power you may find it easer to develop some solutions entirely in FMP. Either way it should work. From my understanding, if you are using FMP10A you need to use FMP 10 Server as well to host the files. Good luck! Greg
  13. Greg G

    Combine Reports?

    It's a group of records in another table.
  14. Greg G

    Combine Reports?

    Thanks Stephen. I will have to look into your suggestion for final printing. I do have the clauses of the contract setup as a record in a table. I used a merge field in the report with sliding on to allow it to span several pages if necessary and shrink to fit the text. What I am ideally trying to do is insert this chart/spreadsheet from another table into the middle of this contract report after a user selected clause. This may end up being in the middle of a page. I would like to try and avoid starting a new set of pages for this insert and again for the remainder of the
  15. Is there a way in which to combine reports from different tables into one report without using the PDF features? I have what is basically a kind of contract. Each section of the contract is a single large text field. On my report layout I used a merge field for this text field so it can span several pages in the body part and break properly. I would like the ability to insert some data from another table after one of these sections as per a user selection. What I want to insert is more or less a spreadsheet like chart with data from another table. Is this even possible? Th
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