Creating a 3 Page SuperReport Job Ticket (For Macintosh Computers)
By Jesse Wiegand 01/23/03
This tutorial is an example of how to setup a 3-page custom
SuperReport. You could use this same tutorial to setup any custom SuperReport
just by changing your page dimensions.
In order to setup a multi-page SuperReport, you will need to
have a printer installed on your computer that is capable of printing on an
oversized sheet. No, this doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy an expensive
printer. It means you have to have the print driver for a large format printer.
For this example we will be using the “DEC18_Trap_WF”. (Get the driver by
clicking on this link: Dec18_Trap_WF_PPD.sit)
the job window highlight any job from the list then click on the
<Print> button and select <Report Manager> from the dropdown
the “Reports Manager” window make sure that “Super Reports” is selected in
the “Select Report Type” section. Then click the <Super Report
Editor> button and select <New Report> from the drop down menu.
you will be in the “Super Report Editor” window. By default, the page size
is set for 8.5 X 11. Since, in this operation we want to setup a
multi-page job ticket, we need to set the printer for this job ticket to
be the one we just installed. So, our next step is to click on the
<File> menu and select <Page Setup>.
will open the “Print Setup” window. In the “Printer” section of that
window select an oversize printer from the drop down menu.
selecting the printer change the Paper Size to “Custom Page Size 1.
the “Page Attributes” to “Custom Page Size”. Then double click on “Custom
Page Size 1”.
the “Customize Page Size 1” window change “Width” and “Height” from the
“Page Size” area then click <OK>.
A page size of 8.5 X 33 will produce
a three page 8.5 X 11.
the <OK> button on all windows until you see the “SRPro Adjust
Reports” window. Click the <Don’t Adjust> button.
Super Report is set to view in Points. To change this to inches or
millimeters click on the “Ruler Units” under the “Options” drop down menu.
here, you will be able to view the entire page size of the document. Once
you finish editing the SuperReport, change the page setup back to your
regular default printer. You will only use the above instruction to edit
or create a multi-page SuperReport.
you have edited the page, you will need to change the printer back to your
normal default printer. In this example we are going to use the
“LaserWriter Pro 600”.
the “File” menu select “Page Setup”
the “Page Setup” window select your normal default and change the paper to
the “SRPro Adjust Report” window click <Don’t Adjust>. Then click
<Save & Close>
Even though the SuperReport was setup as an 8.5 X 33 custom
form, it will now print as 3 - 8.5 X 11 forms.
Whenever you want to edit the custom SuperReport you will
need to change your printer to the oversized printer in order to view the
entire SuperReport. Then, when your finished editing the report, change the
printer back to your default printer so that the report will print on an 8.5 X
11 sheet of paper.