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report output [message #216324] Fri, 26 January 2007 08:41 Go to next message
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Registered: January 2007
Junior Member

I ran the report, i got the output from this out put how can i know it character mode or bit map mode.

can any one explain it

your need is very help full

Thanks in advance

Re: report output [message #216400 is a reply to message #216324] Sat, 27 January 2007 03:17 Go to previous message
Messages: 460
Registered: August 2006
Location: Pune, India
Senior Member
Hi Mohan,

In character mode, report design is limited to character cells. It looks as if you used a text
editor and wrote everything (labels, items) using Courier font. Every letter has its place in a
grid and you know "its address" (for example, label "Employee Name" starts in 4th row 5th column).
Borders are to be drawn using characters as well - pipe sign for vertical line, minus
(or underscore) for horizontal line, or similar. Basically it looks like reports used to look like
decades ago (when there was no GUI available).

Bitmap mode is a "modern" one. Using it, you can put anything you want almost anywhere; of
course, it has its limitations (there is a grid as well, but you can adjust it according to
your needs). Its output looks as if you took some graphic tool (Corel Draw, for example), and
draw the report.

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