I’m realising that I’ve forgotten more than I ever learned about summary tiles on reports and the changes in Panorama X don’t help that at all. I can’t find anything about report tiles in the training videos - is there anything?
In the absence of that I’m teaching myself from the ground up and it’s a slow process.
I’m not 100% sure, but I think the problem may be that you are not printing any data records. Your prep routine includes
so there are only summary records included in the database. The header records only print when starting to printing the first data record in a section.
In fact, your report isn’t including any data tile at all. I’m kind of surprised that anything is printing, I thought a data tile was required, guess I misremembered that. Maybe it was a Panorama 6 requirement?
Anyway, apparently you don’t want to print data records, so I would suggest taking out the outlinelevel statement and including a zero height data tile.
Also, I believe Panorama will only print one header at a time. So when a level two section starts, it will print Group Header (2) but not Group Header (1). So the design of Group Header (2) should incorporate both level 1 and 2.
BTW, there are no videos for custom reports, but as of version 10.2 the written documentation is complete. Here’s the starting page for this topic:
I now have working report forms for two and three-level summaries - the key was to have a zero-height Data tile (as explained in the Help wizard!) but there were a couple of other tricks as well. Is anybody interested in seeing a brief documentation of the processes or am I the only dill around here?
One more thing - Panorama 6.0 had a widow/orphan feature in its Report Preferences pane that enabled the user to avoid dividing a group or summary across a page boundary. Am I correct in thinking that no such feature exists in Panorama X and is not likely to in the future?
Coming into this at a later date, rather than starting a new thread. I am doing fine in producing a report of summaries, but would like to have two of the same reports (annual report) on the same page, similar to the making of mailing labels. I am only using Header, Summary (1), Summary (2) and Footer tiles.
If this can’t be done, not a big issue, as I can do a copy and paste into pages and produce it, but it would be nice if possible, as we give out annual financial reports to our church and two on one page saves paper…
My Print Dialog offers printing multiple “pages” per “sheet,” above and beyond two sided printing. That could help save paper with multipage reports but wouldn’t let you print two separate reports one one page. However; you said you could copy and paste the reports into Pages and thus produce the desired effect. You might be able to automate that via an AppleScript triggered by a PanoramaX procedure. My AppleScripting is too rusty to offer filling in the blanks, but IIRC copy and paste are part of its Standard Suite, so it’s probably doable.
Another option, requiring less programming, but more mechanical skill, would be to design your first report to print just on the top half of the page and your second one just on the bottom half. Then feed the paper through your printer once for each.
My query was only to see if something like a label setup could work, but common sense should have given me the answer, which is what Jim, said…No. I did a copy and paste into Pages and since this is a once a year operation, no need to try anything differently. Works just fine. Thanks for the responses, as I appreciate that as well.