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The end user is being very adamant that they want their summary data to have a shadow box (a black border on the top and right side of the data). The report must be delivered iin pdf, and the table portion of the report normally has 10-20 pages. This summary data, normally 4-6 lines is to appear centered on the last page of the detail data. Placing the summary data on it's own pag eis not acceptable.
Robert F. Bowley Jr. Owner TaRa Solutions, LLC
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Posts: 132 | Location: Gadsden, Al | Registered: July 22, 2005
Is the amount of detail data on the last page always the same? If not, what if there isn't room for the summary data?
This can all be done with the compound report tool (PDF Layout Painter, I think it's called now) or just in the code by controlling the overflow and/or use of BREAK/NOBREAK syntax. The shadow box can also be accomplished a couple of different ways, using inclusion and proper placement of images and/or lines.
Without any more detail or examples, it's harder to get much more specific other than to say it all sounds do-able.
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Posts: 2298 | Location: Salt Lake City, Utah | Registered: February 02, 2007
Jodye Yates came up with a workable styling for drawing lines in PDF. You can find it in this post.
He also wrote an article for the Tips and techniques pages that calculates the length of the line depending upon data to be included within the report, here. It might serve to spark a few ideas of your own on how to calculate the positioning that you require?
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