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Showing life dates of person in custom report header

Post by WBFamHist » 25 Mar 2020 20:05

I have produced a custom report and in the "Report Options" fields under the "Page Layout" section I have a header field "=Record()" that shows the persons name as a header - e.g. WILLIAM BROWN. I would like to add their life dates against their name in this header but despite trying various options, I cannot seem to do this. Can anyone suggest the wording so that can show the name including life dates - e.g. WILLIAM BROWN (1887-1954).

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Richard Whitchurch-Bennett (using Version 6.2.7)

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Re: Showing life dates of person in custom report header

Post by LornaCraig » 25 Mar 2020 21:22

If you look at the Format tab of the Report options you will find it there, as part of the default heading: (=LifeDates2())
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Re: Showing life dates of person in custom report header

Post by WBFamHist » 26 Mar 2020 09:57

Thanks Lorna. I have tried that but it doesn't work in the "Page Layout" header field. I have tried many combinations including =Record()LifeDates2())). Using =Record() does put the person's name in the header, but I have been unable to find a formula that adds the Life Dates after the name.

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Re: Showing life dates of person in custom report header

Post by Jane » 26 Mar 2020 10:23

You can't put functions other than those listed in the page header.

If you are using anything other than single Individual reports, remember the Page title will be the same for all pages of the report like Ancestors by generation regardless of which Ancestor it is currently reporting.
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Re: Showing life dates of person in custom report header

Post by WBFamHist » 26 Mar 2020 13:38

Thanks Jane. Wondered why I couldn't find a solution!
Best regards Richard

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