Changes between Version 9 and Version 10 of reportsTutorial


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Sep 27, 2009, 11:19:13 AM (10 years ago)
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    4242=== Barcodes might look strange in an Excel Spreadsheet ===
    43 This is because MS Excel represents long numbers as exponents.  You can fix it by formatting the barcode column as "Number" with zero decimal points.  Alternatively, you could just use the Open Office spread sheet program called Calc.  It represents the barcodes accurately without having to make changes.  It can generate almost any report Excel can and it's a free download.
     43This is because MS Excel represents long numbers as exponents.  You can fix it by formatting the barcode column as "Number" with zero decimal points.  Alternatively, you could just use the Open Office spread sheet program called Calc.  It represents the barcodes accurately without having to make changes.  It can generate almost any report Excel can and it's a free download http://download.openoffice.org/index.html .
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     45Your barcodes might also look like a series of hatches ##### simply expand the width of the column to see the numbers.
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     48=== You click to see the output of a report and is says there's nothing there -- wait for the email ===
     49It can take awhile to generate a report if it's large and depending on the load on the server.  If you get a "file not on server" or "file not found" wait till you get the email in your inbox before trying again.  The completion email even has a link so you can download the report from there.
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     52=== Clean up ===
     53Make sure you delete old report output files when they're no longer necessary.