Multi-Column Region Definition window

Use this window to define the multi-column region (MCR) when using the Multi-Column Region trapping feature, When you define the multi-column region, you specify:

  • The number of columns it contains

  • The left position of the first (i.e., the leftmost) column

  • A width for the columns

  • Vertical boundaries for the MCR (i.e., top and bottom boundaries for the columns it contains)

To access this window, select Multi-Column Region from the Report Design Ribbon.

Options

Field

Description

Toggle MCR Mode

Select to activate the multi-column region feature and to enable the options described below.

Note: Unchecking this dialog turns the multi-column region feature off.

Columns (horizontal)

Number of columns

Specify the number of columns you want the MCR to contain (e.g., if the report contains 3 columns, then you would enter "3" here).

Note: The maximum number allowed is 40.

Left position of first column

Indicate at which position you want the left edge of the first column (i.e., the leftmost column) to begin.

Note: The default setting is "1". If the text in the leftmost column begins at the left edge of the report, leave the setting at "1". If the text begins one space in from the left edge of the report, enter "2". If the text begins two spaces in from the edge of the report, enter "3", and so on.

Width of each column

Enter the width to be assigned to all columns in the multi-column region.

Boundaries (vertical)

Start after options

Indicate where you want the top of the columns to begin by selecting one of the following options:

  • Top of page: Select this option to begin the columns at the very top of each page in the report;

  • Template: After you have defined templates, you can select a template from the list to indicate that you want the columns to begin immediately after the specified template.

Stop at options

Indicate where you want the columns to end by selecting one of the following options:

  • Bottom of page: Select if you want the columns to end at the very bottom of each page in the report.

  • Template: After you have defined templates, you can select a template from this list to indicate that you want the columns to end just before this template.

Zoom Slider

Zoom to the left to zoom out (view more text), or slide to the right to zoom in (view less text)..

Accept

Click to accept the current settings and close the dialog.

Cancel

Click to cancel any changes you have made to the settings and close the dialog.

Help

Displays this help topic.

 

 

 

 

 

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