Exporting Outline Information
- To open the Reports dialog box, select the outline node that you would like at the top of your report, then press "F4" (or choose "Reports" => "Edit the reports" on the main menu. This will open up the reports dialog box and place the selected outline node as the top of the example report. If you want to create a report with a different set of nodes, you will need to close the Reports dialog box, choose a different node, then reopen the Reports dialog.
- To create a new report, choose "File" => "New" (Ctrl+N) from the main menu. This will create and open a new report and make a page tab for it. The first thing you should do is save it ("File" => "Save" or Ctrl+S) with an appropriate name. The file name of the report is what appears on the page tab.
- To open an existing report, use "File" => "Open" (Ctrl+O) from the main menu. If the report is already open, it cannot be opened a second time. Instead the page tab of the open report will be selected. Note: All Redhaven Report files have ".rrReport" as their file extension.
- To select a report to use for exporting information, select the tab of that report. When a report becomes active, the example report contents appears in the right portion of the dialog box. Whenever you change from one report to another, or when you change the parameters of a report, a new report example will be constructed on the right to display what the report will look like.
- To "run" a report, press the "Copy to Clipboard" button or press "Ctrl+e" (for export). This will copy the contents of the report to the Windows clipboard. You should then open a word processing program and "paste" the contents of the clipboard into that program. From the word processor, you can do further editing and print the information as necessary. Note: Redhaven Outline does not print any information directly to a printer. It exports the data in rich text format (rtf) so that it can be pasted into a word processor for printing.
- To modify a report, open the sections of the report in the left side of the dialog box. Whenever a report parameter is changed, a new report example is created to the right. This way you can immediately see how the change is interpreted in the report layout. The sections of a report than can be modified are ...
- Report Name and Notes: for holding general notes: It contains NO formatting parameters.
- Global Report Options: for choosing ...
- Global Font Characteristics
- Node Scope: All Nodes / Only Visible Nodes
- Node and/or Field Options
- Bullet and Numbering Options
- Node Layout Options: blank lines above and below
- Node Formatting Options: for choosing ...
- Node Colors and Styles
- Display Characteristics for Each Outline Level
- Field Options: for choosing display characteristics for each field
- To understand the report example that is on the right of the Reports dialog, you must understand that changes you make by changing the "Wrap Lines" control or by changing the size by moving the slider do not change the way the report is exported to the Windows clipboard. It only changes the way the example appears. Line wrapping must be done by the word processor that received the report from the clipboard; it cannot be exported. There are parameters with each report that control indentation which are exported, but "Wrap Lines" is just to make it easier for you to view in this dialog. Likewise, the size slider just allows you to see more or less in the Reports dialog. To actually change the size as it is exported, use the different font characteristics found in the report parameters to the left.