Alex McMurchy wrote:
If that's still a problem edit the report to insert a page break before
In fact, using a report turned out to be a viable, if somewhat
counterintuitive way to do what I wanted. When I click the "Sorting and
Grouping" icon on the Report Builder screen, there is a "Keep Together"
selection which I set to "Whole Group." This keeps each schedule on a
separate page -- no mail-merge required.
The only unsolved problem is that what I actually wanted is for each
schedule to be a separate PDF document that would be emailed to each
student (the real database has each student's email address). I imagine
that I may be able to solve that with a script (thanks very much for the
one you sent -- I'll study it for inspiration!)
It also took me a bit of time to figure out how to place static text on
each schedule, but once I realized that the only way to do that was to
use label objects, and image objects for the school logo, it was just a
matter of fiddling with the placement.
Another thing I noticed was that the filter that I'd set up within the
document for my mailmerge attempt was apparently still in effect for the
report. It took me a while to figure out why I was only getting a
single record printed. Unfortunately there does not seem to be any
indication or way to turn the filter off within Report Builder.
Instead, I had to go into the document, reset filtering and then return
to Report Builder. On one hand, that was not expected, but on the other
hand, it was a convenient way to quickly look at a sample without having
to generate the entire report each time.
Thanks once again.
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