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How To: Labels

How To: Labels

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Labels are a common report type; they are easily to build in Report Builder, provided you have some patience for some trial and error fiddling around with the Detail report band:

 

ð        Create a new report
ð        Add a Detail band to the newly created report
ð        Resize the Detail band right margin by first selecting the Detail band (left click once on the Detail band - eight red resize boxes will be displayed along the outer edges of the band) and then moving the right side of the Detail band inward to the desired label width:

 

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ð        Obviously it would be extremely handy to have a blank sheet of labels that you can measure for the desired label height/width. Remember that the Detail band needs to be large enough to cover the blank space that SURROUNDS each label and not just the printable area of the label itself!
ð        The screen cap above shows the resized Detail band. After you've resized the Detail band you can add the desired text/database field information by adding a Frame, and then add the text or database field information. Clean up the information (e.g. remove the frame borders, align the frames into neat columns, etc) and then save the report.
ð        Generate the report and print it to a blank piece of paper; place a blank sheet of labels on top of the printed output and hold both sheets together against an overhead light to see if the Detail band needs to be reduced/enlarged in size to properly print onto the label stock. It will take a few tries to get it right, so be patient!

 

A sample output from the screen cap shown above (with text and database field information added to the Detail report band) resembled this in the Print Preview screen:

 

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If more space is needed between the labels I would move the right side of the Detail band slightly to the right. If more space is needed horizontally between the labels I would move the bottom side of the Detail band slightly downward, and so on.

 

* NOTE *

 

This type of report would not have any other Report Bands added to it; you will be working with only ONE Detail band!