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Hi, is it possible to shrink the size of the footer by use of the sliding/printing function ('also reduce the size of the enclosing part')

I can't get it to work for the footer.

any ideas?

TIA

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Headers, Footers, Title Headers and Title Footers are not designed to slide up and therefore will reduce the size of the enclosing part.

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you mean will 'not'?

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Yes. Not.

Headers, footers etc do NOT slide or reduce size.

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Not knowing the effect that you are trying to achieve, perhaps you should consider adding a trailing grand summary for whatever you were thinking of putting in the footer?

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i would, but those don't display at the very bottom of the page do they?

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No, just at the end of the document. Can you describe what you're trying to achieve?

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Basically its an invoice, so at the bottom of the last page, we need the totals and a note saying 'make all payments to...'. The way I have dealt with this so far is to have that as a 'footer' but blank it out by use of a calculation/container field if its NOT on the last page. This obviously will leave a blank gap at the bottom of each page, so we basically scrunched up the footer so this gap would not be so great.

However, I have recently been able to save some space on the layout by use of sliding cells up, so i thought I would try and space out the footer, but this only makes the gap bigger. So I need a way to have a trailing grand summary show at the bottom of the page.

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I've always wished for a smart Last Page footer, too. They have a Title footer..

Anyway, I still think you'd want this info in a Trailing Grand Summary. You're printing this from the Invoice Line Items table, right? What are you sliding?

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yup u are quite right...don't see why i don't just do that, its quite common practice yes? Yeah its from the invoice line items. am sliding up the repeating fields, was going to make a separate table for these repeating fields, and then base the layout on that, but then discovered the sliding function in all its glory lol.

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Hi,

Instead of trying to reduce the size of a header or footer section, is it possible to turn them on and off - i.e. hide them and switch them on and off within a layput as required?

Greg

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" Yeah its from the invoice line items. am sliding up the repeating fields..."

Everybody missed it... repeating fields.

If you used a relational structure instead of repeating fields, you'd probabkly not have any need for shrinking headers or footers.

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I had a sinking feeling, that's why I kept digging.

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i can't see how that would make a difference to the headers and footers issue

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Because the invoice would be printed from a list layout from the related LineItems table, rather than a form layout from the Invoices table. It massively simplifies things.

I dunno WHY you need sliding headers and footers, but they shoudn't be necessary and proably indicate a round peg is being put into a square hole. ;)

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no I still don't understand how changing the data strucuture could in any way allow me to make a trailing grand summary display at the bottom of the page.

so far the only way i have come up with to accomplish is to have the data in the footer of each page display as null if it is not on the last page, then i could have all the data slide up and have no blank gaps at the bottom of the pages.

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