Discussion in 'a la mode (TOTAL)' started by Indiana Jones, Sep 22, 2005.
Anyone know how to add a second sketch to a report in WinTotal?
If you are using Apex, click on "draw" then click "pages."
You can add or delete drawing pages.
There is also a "smart" page control on the GUI for adding, inserting and navigating between pages. Look for the forward and back arrows, separated by something like "1:1" The control may be on the top of the Apex GUI portion or the bottom, depending on whether you are running v2 or v3. Look for something that looks like this:
[<][ 1:1 ][>]
The back and forward buttons are to navigate or add when at either end, and the numbers separated by the colon refers to the page number you are on and the total number of pages in the sketch file.
Apex starts up on page 1 of 1 ("1:1")... If you want to add a page, simply click on the right arrow. Since the sketch file only contains one page, a dialog will pop up and ask if you want to ADD a page (i.e. page 2) If you say Yes, it will add the page and go to page two where you may draw as normal.
If you were then to click on the left arrow, it would take you back to page 1. The page indicator control should now be reading 1:2 if you are on page 1 and 2:2 if you are on page 2.
If you want to INSERT a page before page 1, go to that page with the control, then click on the left arrow. In the same fashion as adding a page to a single page report, if you are on page 1, a dialog will pop up asking if you want to INSERT a page. Doing so will insert a new blank sketch page and "push" the former page(s) back to page 2 (and 3, and so forth)
Currently, there is no way to insert a page between two existing pages (i.e. between 2 and 3) with the control. This hasn't been a big request so we've pretty much left the operation of this control alone since Apex IV Windows v1. You may, however, use the drop down menu as mentioned to do this function.
There is no limit to the number of pages you can have in an Apex sketch file - that number is determined by the available resources on your computer. Generally speaking, you should be able to have thousands of pages, though the control only has room to show nn:nn - up to 99 of 99 pages. I am not sure how many pages WinTOTAL will accept in their implementation of the integration controls, but we've never had someone run out of pages of bring this up as an issue. I think the most pages I have seen on a commercial (apartment) file was 276...
Hope this helps!