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Microsoft KB Archive/103690

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Differences Between FoxPro for Windows Reports & Labels

ID: Q103690

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, versions 2.5 and 2.5a

In FoxPro for Windows, the two main differences between reports and labels are their file extensions and default Print Order settings:

  • File extensions: When you create a label using CREATE LABEL <file>, the resulting files will have .LBX and .LBT as their extensions. If you create a report using CREATE REPORT <file>, the resulting files will have .FRX and .FRT as their extensions.
  • Print Order settings: By default, reports have a "down" print order and labels have an "across" print order. The two print orders work as follows:

        - Print Order "Down" (Like FoxPro for MS-DOS Reports)
          With this order, FoxPro prints the detail bands from top to
          bottom down the page. If there are multiple columns, FoxPro
          prints the first column then the next. With Print Order set to
          "down," you can select whether the detail bands will stretch if
          a stretchable field needs more space.
        - Print Order "Across" (Like FoxPro for MS-DOS Labels)
          With this order, FoxPro prints the detail bands from left to
          right across the page. If there are multiple columns, the first
          detail band of every column is printed before the second band is
          printed. With Print Order set to "across," the detail bands
          cannot stretch; the Constant Band Height option in the Page
          Header dialog box is selected by default and disabled for all
          bands.

Additional reference words: FoxWin 2.50 2.50a print order reports labels FRX LBX LBT FRT writer KBCategory: kbprg KBSubcategory: FxprgGeneral


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