Report in Horizontal Lines, Not Columns

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Report in Horizontal Lines, Not Columns

Postby pdxsea » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:10 pm

I have been using the database component of MS Works for years, but it is being abandoned, so I need to find an alternative. I have converted my data to an Open Office spreadsheet, which will be the database I need to access. I would like to pull reports out of it that display the data in horizontal lines, rather than in columns. Some of the columns have whole paragraphs of narrative, so it is not workable to see it in columns. Does anybody have any ideas how I can do this? All the report wizard does is put the data in columns.
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Re: Report in Horizontal Lines, Not Columns

Postby RPG » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:19 pm

Hello

Maybe you can make a mailmerge or drag the data of the datasource to a writer document.

Maybe you can work on two ways,
Start with pressing F4 for opening the datasource.
a) drag the fields to a writer document. And print the document while you see little. Now you get the complete database or the selected records.
b) Drag some text field in your writer document.

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