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I want to create a single PDF of 3 or 4 pages but each page is a different layout. I can script the creation of the PDFs using the right layout. I determine the if it is the first page and print (create a PDF) from that layout. Then I determine how long the page is and print from one of 3 other layouts.But each one of course comes out as a single page document. Is there a way to combine these pages into a single PDF document or better yet any suggestions on how to make a single PDF to begin with even though they come from different layouts?

Thanks in advance.

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Script:

Go to Layout 1

Page Preview

Select all

Copy

Browse

Go to Layout "PDFContainers" -- an auxiliary table holding the images)

New Record

(Paste into Container field as big as Page size

Go to Layout 2

Page Preview ...

.... then Save the Contents og Page Containers a PDF.

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OK I think I've found a bug. Here's part of my script:

Go to Layout ["Page One" (Details)]

Enter Preview Mode[]

Copy[]

Enter Browse Mode[]

Go to Layout ["Print" (Print)]

New Record/Request[]

Paste [select;Print::PageContainer]




This does NOT paste the Page One display into the container field. It pastes the last thing that was on the clipboard into the container field.



But whatever layout I go to next in the script, and copy and paste works perfectly. So in my final version of the script I repeat the steps above and delete the Print record for the first one thusly:




Go to Layout ["Page One" (Details)]

Enter Preview Mode[]

Copy[]

Enter Browse Mode[]

Go to Layout ["Print" (Print)]

New Record/Request[]

Paste [select;Print::PageContainer]

Delete Record/Request[]

Go to Layout ["Page One" (Details)]

Enter Preview Mode[]

Copy[]

Enter Browse Mode[]

Go to Layout ["Print" (Print)]

New Record/Request[]

Paste [select;Print::PageContainer]

The second time through it copies properly and pastes what I want into the container field but the first time through although the steps are identical, the system pastes whatever was last on the clipboard. JJ

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My experience has been that in a bussy environment of networked DB ( Copy and paste ) method is often ineffective !! by that I mean one out of 10 times it gives you undesirable effect.

I suggest designing a layout that includes all your elements on one comprehensive layout instead and use that in a PDF export.

Again what do I know :)

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