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milen, June 4, 2003 in Printing
First the "normal" way of doing it:
1+3 Make a layout for each field order you want to print, set the formatting as you like it
2 omit those records that don't please you
4 insert some blank records in between or set um dummy fields which take that data.
Now another aproach:
make a calculated field which exchanges certain placeholders, enter those placeholders in another field.
<<field1>> <field3>> + 99 <<field5>>
calcfield: Substitute(substitute(substitue(....(placeholderfield,"<<field1>>",field1),"<<field2>>",field2), ...).
If you now copy the result of this calc via script to a text field, you can manually override any formatting, or adding data as you want.
Now choose the right layout with the apropriate sliding options, and choose "Print".
And yet another:
Write a short applescript to transfer the data to Quark Xpress with formatting, or use Microsoft Words merge letter feature.
Still some more:
Use XML and XSL-FO to generate a pdf with a FOP engine. or use Indesign XML input ...
You see, anything is possible, you just have to program it.
a brief question:
I want to see on the printout the entire content of each field but i do not know the amount of the text in the field in advance.
Is it possible to create a layout where the fields are auto-resizeable?
Can a field change its size depending on the size of the text in it?
Check the "adding gaps" great solution BobWeiver suggested to EddyB about one week ago.
It may suits what you're looking for.
Thank you for the help!
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