*Individual Summary Report - Modifying Layout

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Individual Summary Report - Modifying Layout

Postby Gowermick » 14 May 2018 12:55

I have just produced my first Individual Summary report, and I am having a problem with the layout in the Events and Attribute Section.

The items are listed in 3 Columns:
Item Name
Item Date
Item Location

The problem is that the address part of the location, is printed in the date column rather than in the location Column.

Is it possible to move the address into the Location column?
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Re: Individual Summary Report - Modifying Layout

Postby PeterR » 14 May 2018 13:17

It seems to me that the 2nd column can contain Notes as well as Addresses, in addition to Dates, and that the 3rd column can contain Attribute Values (e.g. Occupations) as well as Places.
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Re: Individual Summary Report - Modifying Layout

Postby LornaCraig » 14 May 2018 13:23

In Report Options > Contents tab, at bottom left there is a section headed Additional Info for Events/Attributes. By default addresses and Notes are ticked and set to Display On Next Line which is why the address appears below the date. However the only alternative (apart from not including addresses at all) is In Own Section, which creates section in the report headed Additional Information. This effectively separates the addresses and notes from the facts to which they apply. This may or may not be to your liking.
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Re: Individual Summary Report - Modifying Layout

Postby Gowermick » 14 May 2018 13:48

Lorna,
I did see that Addresses can either be on next line or a separate section, and I'm happy for them to appear on next line, but not happy having them under the date column, it make the report look untidy.

Notes I can understand being in Column2, as they refer to the heading in Column1. But places are part of the location, which is in Column3, so to my mind, would be better placed in Column3 too.
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Re: Individual Summary Report - Modifying Layout

Postby tatewise » 14 May 2018 14:40

Actually, the Address and Notes span Column 2 and Column 3 on the assumption that they can both be much longer than Date and Place together.

If they were exclusively in just Column 2 or just Column 3 they are more likely to wrap and lengthen the Report.
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Re: Individual Summary Report - Modifying Layout

Postby Gowermick » 14 May 2018 16:44

tatewise wrote:Actually, the Address and Notes span Column 2 and Column 3 on the assumption that they can both be much longer than Date and Place together.

If they were exclusively in just Column 2 or just Column 3 they are more likely to wrap and lengthen the Report.


1. I think it highly unlikely that a street address would be long enough to cause word-wrap in most cases, when you consider the length of some place names.

2. I would rather see a long Tidy report, than a short Ugly one. An extra line here or there wouldn't be a problem to most people, but they do have the option to reduce the font size for the address to make it fit.

I just feel it is a shame that the Options available don't include a choice of column for Address placement.

Do you know if it is possible to show a concatenated Address+Location, instead of just Location for Column3?
(provided one could eliminate address in 2nd line)
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Re: Individual Summary Report - Modifying Layout

Postby tatewise » 14 May 2018 17:25

The Options are the way they are.
I have some really quite long Addresses, especially for Churches and Businesses with long names.

No, you cannot concatenated Address+Place.

Report your suggestions to Calico Pie in the usual way.
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