Capital 7.4 Builtin Reports
The new format for the In-built reports is great!
Very nice looking with (I assume) True-type windows fonts instead of the old style reports that had DOS-Style fixed width fonts.
However, we have an issue with fields over-printing each other.
Eg, say a report has columns with Customer Account Code and Customer Name.
The second field overprints on the end of the first field (imagine these two fields are on the same line):
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I am not a windows printing/font guru, but I understand that Windows provides some metric information for each font, eg kerning, leading, inter-character gap, character width that allow the developer to calculate the width of a given string in twips/pics/inches etc. Is it possible that this information is dependant on the print driver being used? All of our printers are HP Laserjets (4000/4050) using PostScript drivers.
A workaround for some reports is to print them landscape rather than portrait, this gives each column more room and allows them to print without overlapping of the fields. We have had two users report this issue in our office, one we could fix with the landscape option, the other report printed landscape, but the columns of the report were still formatted to portrait.
I was just wondering if it was possible to fix this in a future version of Capital/Visual Builder. Another possibility is that the current metrics are based on a PCL format. I am reluctant to switch our drivers to PCL as we had problems with that situation in the past. However, if you are using PCL drivers in testing that I would be willing to consider switching.
If you need samples, we could fax some to you directly.