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tplextensionglobalreporttotxtstringsettings.htm
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TXT String settings are used to set special characters to represent normally non-printable controls that are populated on a standard Windows report. Global Settings apply to all reports, but you can always override them at the individual procedure level.

NoteBox.jpg

Graphics (IMAGE fields) are NOT supported in TXT documents, and are ignored.

The following tab controls and associated prompts are provided:

Check Box Tab

Checked

If your report uses graphic check boxes, enter a set of valid ASCII characters that will be used to replace a check boxes' checked state. The template default is “[X]”

Unchecked

If your report uses graphic check boxes, enter a set of valid ASCII characters that will be used to replace a check boxes' unchecked state. The template default is “[_]”

NoteBox.jpg

Underscore characters used in the Advanced Report generation templates indicate that a “space” will be output in its position.

Radio Button Tab

Selected

If your report uses graphic radio buttons, enter a set of valid ASCII characters that will be used to replace a radio button's selected state. The template default is “(*)”

Unselected

If your report uses graphic radio buttons, enter a set of valid ASCII characters that will be used to replace a radio button's unselected state. The template default is “(_)”

Lines Tab

If your report uses graphic lines and box controls, you will need to replace these controls with a substitute text character replacement.

On this tab control, the following prompts are presented with their template default:

Drawing Character Template Default

Left Vertical Line   “ | “

Right Vertical Line   ” | “

Top Horizontal Line   ” ' “

Bottom Horizontal Line  ” ' “

Left Top Corner   ” / “

Right Top Corner   ” \ “

Left Bottom Corner   ” \ “

Right Bottom Corner   ” / “

Fill Color Tab

As in graphic lines and boxes, fill colors indeed are not supported in text documents. The templates will substitute each of your colored boxes populated on your report with one of 5 replacement shades. Fill Color 1 represents the lightest shade, and Fill Color 5 represents the darkest shade. The templates will automatically calculate which of the 5 character shades it will replace in your output text document, based on a closest match.

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