Glossary of Report Designer Terms
Glossay of Terms
The Active Complete option automatically adds titles and totals for
variables that are added to a report.
Anchoring an object prevents the object from being moved
accidentally on a report. This is particularly useful when aligning
objects on a report layout to correctly print on stationery.
ANSI file format
American National Standards Institute. A type of output standard.
The auto sizing option recalculates the size of an object. For
example, if you change the font size of an object, auto sizing
prevents the object border cutting off the text and makes sure all
the text appears on the report.
The Report Designer's 'Alignment' option enables horizontal or
vertical alignment of several objects at once. In addition, any
objects that have moved out of the set margins can be brought
Use the Report Designer's 'Criteria' option to be more selective
about the records you want to print out.
For each report you create, you can set up a pre-set criteria, so
that each time you run the report it uses the same criteria. For
example, you may always want to run the same report with a
reference between A001 to A999.
Conditional Properties /
Use this option to format an object, based on its value, or that of
Sage Standard CSV output (Comma Separated Value) is a way of
producing a file where the text is enclosed by quotation marks '',
the numeric values are not enclosed by any marks, all fields are
padded to the maximum data base size and all fields are separated
by a comma when running a report.