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Chapter 11. CREATING POWERFUL REPORTS > THE ELUSIVE FEATURE: CREATING SNAKING R...

THE ELUSIVE FEATURE: CREATING SNAKING REPORTS

In snaking reports, data that normally runs down one column instead shows up in two or more columns, depending on how you want them. Some examples of uses for snaking reports are as follows:

  • Mailing labels—The Label Wizard uses the snaking feature in creating the different types of Avery mailing label sizes. Figure 11.11 shows an example of labels created with the Label Wizard.

    Figure 11.11. Use the layout features available through the File menu's Page Setup comment to create the snaking feature used for these mailing labels.

  • Address book—When you want more than one person's name and address across the page, the snaking feature is your tool. The report in Figure 11.12 is located in Chap11.mdb as CustomerDirectory.

    Figure 11.12. By using the snaking report feature, you can create this address book–style layout.

  • Multiple-column customer list—Sometimes you want to show two columns of names to save paper. Figure 11.13 shows such a report, which is found in Chap11.mdb. The report is named SnakingReportAfterExample.

    Figure 11.13. The snaking feature helps you save paper by fitting more than one column on a page.


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