I have run into a little situation related to the order order of two
statements in a procedure.
I use this procedure to select records to get names and addresses
that are used in the layout of postcards that are then printed.
The postcards are displayed in a separate form window once they are
laid out. This statement, openform “Form - Postcard”, is one of the
last statements in the procedure.
Just after that statement this is the next statement in the procedure,
openform “Form_Display Postcard Printer Settings”. Because I often
forget what the correct printer settings are for this layout, this
statement is used to create a reminder.
Because this print settings reminder window does not have to be very
large, the amount of white space of this window has been removed, and
the tool bar has been hidden.
This procedure worked very well, until the other day when I decided, for
personal reasons, that the print settings form window should open before
the form window that displays the postcards. Once I reversed order of
the two openform statements I had what I was looking for. Except that
now, no matter what I did, Panorama would not retain the dimensions of
the printer settings form window or continue to hide its tool bar. The
display of the list of printer settings was the same in either case.
After playing around with this for a couple of days, I remembered that
this all started after I had reversed the two statements. Once I put
those two statements back in their original order, everything worked as
before and the printer settings form window now retains the adjustments
that I made.
It appears that the form that will be printed needs to be organized and
displayed before the reminder form that displays the printer settings
will be displayed with the window settings I have chosen, but I am not
I would appreciate an explanation, if there is one. Thank you.