Meeting Schedule Assistant

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Export Settings

File Menu To display this dialogue go to the File menu of a regular Report Editor and click on Export Settings (not to be confused with the Duty Slips Settings.)
Colour Properties Table Properties Font Properties Border Properties Print Preview Other Properties Export Settings

The export settings dialogue offers a variety of options to allow you to customize how reports are exported as HTML. This gives you more control over how the reports are created. The dialogue is in four main sections, each of which is described in detail below. To the right is a preview area where you will get an idea of what your exported report will look like. As you make changes to the settings the preview is updated immediately. You can also preview what the printed report would look like and print it from here.

Font Properties Font Properties
There are five font settings that can be changed.

Font to setUse the dropdown list to select which font you would like to change. Then click the Select Font button to display a font dialogue box where you can select a different font or modify the current font style and colour properties.

Table Properties Table Properties
There are three settings that affect how the table is displayed.

Cell Padding refers to the gap between each cell in the table.

Cell Spacing refers to the gap between the text in the cell and the edge of the cell (think of cell spacing as a kind of margin area around the text). This will also apply to the grid lines. So you can create a kind of double-line style effect.

Table WidthTable Width can be set to one of two options. Literal lets the system decide how wide each column width should be. Literal will generally avoid word-wrapping if it can. Percent will cause the table to be 100% wide and all the columns would be proportionally adjusted to fill this space.

Click the Columns button to adjust the column order on the exported document. You can also specify columns that you don't want printed or exported. Click on the link for full details.
Border properties Border Properties
Frame borders Frame borders refers to the outside grid lines. There are 8 settings you can choose from.
Grid lines Grid lines refers to the remaining grid lines that are between each row and each column. There are four settings you can choose from.

Size refers to the thickness of the border. If you set this value to 0 then no frame or grid lines will be visible in the exported document.

Border colour is the colour of the grid lines. Click the Select button to display a colour dialogue from which you can select a different colour.
Colour Properties Colour Properties
There are several background colour settings that can be changed:

Background Colour

Simply select the colour property you want to change and then click the Select button to display a colour dialogue from which you can select a different colour.

Other Properties Other Properties

Date Text Case
You can change the way the dates are displayed on the reports. There are four choices to choose from:

Date Text Case Default
Dates are displayed using the operating systems default settings.

Title Case
Dates are displayed with the first letter of each word is capitalized.

Dates are displayed in lowercase.

Dates are displayed in uppercase.

Separate Months causes the schedule to include a small gap between each calendar month. Options are provided for you to specify the colour of this gap.

Separate Months

Repeat Column Headings will cause the column headings to be repeated at the start of each month.

Repeat Column Headings

This feature is a work in progress and is provided for advanced customization. Certain aspects of the report now have classes assigned. Using a Cascade Style Sheet you can alter the look and feel of these classes. At the moment only certain parts of the report support this feature. Please let me know if there are other parts of the report you would like exposed with a class.
Print Preview

Since there are so many enhancements that you can make for exporting to HTML we thought it a good idea to include a HTML Print Preview button to the dialogue. From the Print Preview, you can alter the page setup, margins, header, footer and printer details. Of course you can also print! It saves you having to open up the HTML file in Internet Explorer or Word to print it. Note that this is an Internet Explorer Print Preview and any changes you make to page setup etc. will also be applicable to Internet Explorer and not just Meeting Schedule Assistant.

Note: You can also display the print preview directly from the Report Editor.