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I have a database that I use for a small publishing company. I keep track of
what gets sold for which issues in it so we can run reports on how much we
have left to fill the current issue. Today someone said wouldn't it be great
if we could show the layout of the whole magazine at any given time. I'm
absolutely befuddles as to how to accomplish this.

I need to be able to draw a box that indicates the size of the ad (and
possible scale the box so that a half page ad will be half the size of a
full page ad. And I also need to be able to put 2 half page ads next to each
other to make it the size of a full page ad (box). I'd also like to be able
to put continguous pages (i.e. pages 2 and 3 or 10 and 11) together) Anyone
have any idea on how I can accomplish such a simple sounding idea into
something A2K will be able to generate?

Ernie
Nov 12 '05 #1
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I would use reports.
Perhaps represent the articles as memo fields and prearrange them according
to your templates.
Then each record would represent a page with fields being the articles
perhaps.
Depending on what articles were filled or not, turn on and off the memo
fields in the report. you can even include the text of article in memo
field.

If you have to use sizes, that would be more complicated I guess but I think
it could be done.

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I have a database that I use for a small publishing company. I keep track of what gets sold for which issues in it so we can run reports on how much we
have left to fill the current issue. Today someone said wouldn't it be great if we could show the layout of the whole magazine at any given time. I'm
absolutely befuddles as to how to accomplish this.

I need to be able to draw a box that indicates the size of the ad (and
possible scale the box so that a half page ad will be half the size of a
full page ad. And I also need to be able to put 2 half page ads next to each other to make it the size of a full page ad (box). I'd also like to be able to put continguous pages (i.e. pages 2 and 3 or 10 and 11) together) Anyone have any idea on how I can accomplish such a simple sounding idea into
something A2K will be able to generate?

Ernie

Nov 12 '05 #2

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