Main Window

In the definition of page windows you can define several main windows per page. However, you must first specify an area for the main windows.

This function allows you to output text either in columns as in newspapers, or next to and below each other as in label printing.

You can specify the size and position of this area under the group heading Area:

Left margin

Amount of space from the left border of the page

Right margin

Amount of space from the right border of the page

Area width

Width of the area (required entry)

Area height

Height of the area (required entry)

To position several main windows in this area, you must assign values to the variables under the group headings Horizontal and Vertical.

Under the group heading Horizontal, enter

Spacing

Horizontal spacing of the main windows

Number

Number of main windows (horizontal)

Under the group heading Vertical, enter

Spacing

Vertical spacing of the main windows

Number

Number of main windows (vertical)

The units of measurement which can be used in the fields Left margin, Upper margin, Area width, Area height, and Spacing for both horizontal and vertical measurements are:

CH

Characters

CM

Centimeters

LN

Lines

MM

Millimeters

PT

Points

TW

Twips (1/20 point)

For the vertical area, CH is calculated using the CPI value in the header data of the form. LN is converted on the basis of the LPI value in the header data of the form.

The field Start position under the group heading Positions is a counter for the main windows defined in a page window. You can use this counter to number the columns. Always enter a value greater than or equal to 1 for the counter Start position.

If you change the counter of the form main window, the form main window can no longer be distinguished from the main windows of the page window.