Defining report style margins
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Using the Margins  tab of the Report Style Definition you can override the automatic settings for the non-printable border area and the text margins.

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* The non-printable border area is the portion of each page that your printer uses for feeding, grasping, and ejecting the paper.  This is different for each printer.  Usually it is a very small portion of each edge.  If you choose to override this setting be aware that your report may look great on one printer but may be clipped on another printer.

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* The text margin areas are used by the four edge sections defined in the Fonts and Borders tabs.  The minimum amount of space required for the selected font and border sizes are automatically calculated and adjusted as you make changes to each section of the report.  You may find it more pleasing to increase these minimum values to allow for extra space between elements.

Tip:  For best results, keep the Override automatic settings turned off while changing the font sizes and edge styles, then override the settings when you know what the minimum values need to be.

See also

   Basic steps for printing specimen reports

   Tips for printing great looking reports

   Choosing a report style

   WYSIWYG print preview

   Defining report style fonts

   Defining report style borders and shading

   Defining report style options

   Graphics in printed reports

   Printing reports

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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