Formatting in Columns

This help file applies to an out-of-date version of MainBoss.
The most recent version of MainBoss is MainBoss 4.2.4.
For the latest version of this help file can be found here.

< Previous section  |  Table of Contents  |  Index  |  Next section >

Many reports have a Show Report in Columns option in the Advanced section. This organizes a report so that there is a single "line" for each record in the report, with the fields of each line broken up into separate columns. This format can be useful if you only want to see a few pieces of information from each record (as dictated by the Show Fields checkboxes). However, it becomes unreadable if you try to cram too many pieces of information on a single line.

Note that if you print out the report in landscape format rather than portrait, you can put more on a line without losing readability. To change the format, use the "Page Setup" button near the top of the Preview section.

The column format is particularly useful if you intend to export the report's data to Microsoft Excel. In this case, it doesn't matter if the columns don't fit well on a piece of paper—in Excel, you can expand the columns so that they're readable on your computer screen.

< Previous section  |  Table of Contents  |  Index  |  Next section >