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Reset Page Count for Group Header

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 0 comment(s)
While List & Label has a superior concept for printing mail merges, many other (usually band-type) reporting tools people got used to apply a different concept to print invoices and other mail merge typed projects. Usually in List & Label, you'd define the header data as variables and use text objects, images etc. to design your letter head.

Another totally legal approach however is to use group headers for the letter head data. If you cannot change the data binding to pass the "master" data as variables, this might even be your only chance. This worked pretty well in LL before as long as you didn't need a page count for your invoices. There was no way to reset the page count in a group header and no way to get a separate total page count for each invoice (as LL handled the whole merge print as one single job).



In List & Label 22 you now have a new property to decide if the page count should be reset and if you need a separate total page count as well. The UI is simple to handle – the "Pagebreak Before" property has a sub property that allows you to activate the new feature. This works for both group headers and report container sub items.

Author: Jochen Bartlau
Head of Development List & Label

Jochen Bartlau leads the development at combit as Managing Director. He's a Microsoft .NET enthusiast driving innovation & agile project management. The mobile devices geek who used to be a physicist in his first life loves to spend his spare time with his family.


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