Output Letters

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Output Letters

Postby mariner01 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:31 am

First of all HanDBase is great - I use it desktop and iPodTouch.
Is it possible to output a letter with certain fields embedded into a letter(such as one can do I believe with Access - which by the way I do not have)?
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Re: Output Letters

Postby dhaupert » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:45 pm

Hi there,

Thanks for your post and the kind words! I believe by your description that you're looking for a way to output something like the mail merge feature in Microsoft Office? If so, the HanDBase Reports feature in the Windows desktop does allow for that sort of thing. You design a template which is just a text or HTML formatted file containing whatever you want and include tags to indicate where to print certain fields. Here's a link to learn more about it:

http://www.ddhsoftware.com/knowledgebas ... d=362&UID=

You'll see a pretty elaborate example in that article, but just remember a report can be very basic like this:

Dear <field1>

Here are your test results:

Date: <field2>
Time: <field 3>

The result of your test was <field 4>

Take a look!
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