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How should I add a Separator between items in a Book?

Postby Ted Giles » 31 January 2020, 15:34

I would like to present data so that the items in the Detail section are separated by a line, like this;

Report item 1 text line 1
2
3
[____________________] separator
Next item

I cannot find a Span that will go at the bottom of the text item.
Any ideas?
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Re: How should I add a Separator between items in a Book?

Postby ljwilson » 31 January 2020, 17:02

I use a book visual style to format the item, with the bottom border enabled (underline):

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Re: How should I add a Separator between items in a Book?

Postby Ted Giles » 1 February 2020, 9:40

I can get the text to change colours etc, but no way can I get it to show a Custom Border.
Which element should I be attaching the border to?
I seem to have tried them all!

EDIT.
I don't think that adding a Custom Border will work - at least I cannot get it to work.
To get around the issue, I created a new Detail section (Detail2), inserted a Span consisting of [_______] and this can be moved according to the text in Detail Section 1 when printing.
This worked, however putting the Span in the original Detail section did not work as no matter what the settings are such as MOVE when printing, it doesn't move.

If anyone has a better way of inserting a "Splitter" line I would be pleased to see it!
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