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Quick Summary: Allows you to change printing-related options.

How to Get There: Tools/User Options/Printing Tab

Here is a description of the items you can set in this window:

Report Title

Enter a title that will be used for time reports.  If you include the text "%client_name" in this title, that text will be replaced with the name of the client represented in the report.  If the report includes time records from multiple clients, the text will be replaced with "Multiple Clients."

Expand Height of Individual Records so That the Entire Description is Always Visible

In the Tools/User Options/Appearance tab, you specified the number of lines you wished displayed for each time record.  Sometimes the description is too long to be displayed within those lines.

If you check this item, Time Logger will increase or decrease the number of lines in the printout allotted to each time record on a record-by-record basis so that the entire description is always visible.  Note that this only affects the display in the printout, not in Time Logger's main window.

Highlight Groups

Checking this item allows you to emphasize groups of time records in a time report.

If, for example, the time record list contains several time records in a row with the same start date, you may wish to display that start date only for the first time record.  For example:

With Group Highlighting:

Date

From

To

Description

11/01/06

10:30

11:15

Worked on Johnson's paper

 

11:15

12:25

Continued on paper

 

13:40

15:19

Finished Johnson's paper

11/02/06

09:03

10:52

Met with Johnson

Without Group Highlighting:

Date

From

To

Description

11/01/06

10:30

11:15

Worked on Johnson's paper

11/01/06

11:15

12:25

Continued on paper

11/01/06

13:40

15:19

Finished Johnson's paper

11/02/06

09:03

10:52

Met with Johnson

Group highlighting always refers to the leftmost column in the report.  For example, if you make Hourly Rate the leftmost column, then this field will receive the group highlighting treatment.

Optimize For Printing to a File

One clever technique for putting reports in a text file is to print to a file.  First, create a generic/text only printer (Start/Settings/Control Panel/Printers/Add Printer – consult the Windows help if you need assistance with this).  Next, when you print the report, choose Print to a File in the Print window.  If you check this Optimize for Printing to a File item, Time Logger will remove the page headings that would normally be printed at the start of each page.  This will result in a cleaner text report that you might want to email to someone, for example.

Print Column Headings in Reverse

Select this to have headings in your printout that look like this:

ReverseHeading

Print the Description on a Separate Line

When checked, the description prints on a separate line on a Time Report, as in the example above.  This layout is very useful, since it lets you display more fields on the time record's main line.  When unchecked, the description will be positioned as a column and it will wrap (increasing the number of lines for that time record) so that all of it is displayed.

Checkboxes for "Report: Display ..."

Check or uncheck these options to specify what components you'd like to see in the report.  For example, if you check "Display subtotals in the report", then subtotals will be displayed.

Checkboxes for: "Subtotals: Display …"

Use these options to decide exactly which columns are displayed in the subtotals part of your report.

Checkbox for "Subtotals: Skip to a new page for Subtotals"

If you check this option, a page break will be inserted before the subtotals part of the report.

Checkboxes for "Summary: Display …"

Chose the summary components you'd like displayed (for example, fee, distance, duration, etc.).

Checkbox for "Summary: Skip to a new page for Summary"

If you check this option, a page break will be inserted before the summary part of the report.