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How to print landscape in OS X

Postby sparkiemark » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:58 pm

How does one print reports in landscape in your OS X version? I found a post somewhere that explains how to do this in windows by editing templates with a jrxml extension, however when I search my mac with that string, nothing comes up.
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Re: How to print landscape in OS X

Postby mthadm » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:22 pm

Hello,


Unfortunately changing report orientation is not a simple one-click operation, one would need to open report template manually and change parameters manually.

We have a wiki article published on how to do it on windows here - http://wiki.mthbuilt.com/How_to_customi ... and_height

If this is something that you think you would like to try we can update it with Mac information as well


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Re: How to print landscape in OS X

Postby sparkiemark » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:27 pm

No problem, I just need to know what file on Mac to edit. Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to print landscape in OS X

Postby sparkiemark » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:42 pm

Absolutely, I would like to do this. Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to print landscape in OS X

Postby mthadm » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:06 pm

Hello,


We updated the wiki page with instructions for Mac,


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Re: How to print landscape in OS X

Postby sparkiemark » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:19 am

You got me excited. Everything was easy to find and edit...added in the orientation="Landscape" into the editor. Opened up MyMoney, found the User Report, but alas still no Landscape. Portrait as usual. There must be another parameter in the file that I need to adjust? What else do you suggest?

I think we are almost there.

BTW...this and other custom reporting, I consider a very important feature of any financial software. It is one thing to collect data, but without a means of presenting it properly (landscape is a somple means to enable one to display more information on a given line than portrait), the application is kind of neutered! I am submitting a suggestion for more custom reporting features such as easy portrait/landscape, word wrap (for the comment field), 'Save as Favorite Report", etc. on your roadmap in future versions of MyMoney...pretty please!
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Re: How to print landscape in OS X

Postby mthadm » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:43 am

Hello,

1) Did you flip width and height?

2) Custom reports: MyMoney will run user-designed reports, the format is open-sourced and we use industry standard reporting tools (iReport, etc)
here is the wiki article explaining how: http://wiki.mthbuilt.com/IReport_on_a_Mac

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Re: How to print landscape in OS X

Postby sparkiemark » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:54 pm

Looks like a great tool, but I am having trouble connecting to MoneyDB. I downloaded your mth_derby.jar driver, and added it to 'Classpath'.

When I create a new Connection / Database:
DataSource Type: Database JDBC Connection
Name: MoneyDB
JDBC Driver: org.apache.derby.jdbc.EmbeddedDriver (THIS DRIVER DOES NOT EXIST IN THE LIST)
JDBC URL: jdbc:derby:/Users/********/Documents/*********/yemon/MyMoney/moneyDB

Checked into the "How_to_create_a_custom_Tax_report_in_My_Money#Some_common_problems_that_you_may_encounter_while_connecting_to_database_from_iReport", typed in "org.apache.derby.jdbc.EmbeddedDriver" as the JDBC Driver as the article suggested. Removed 'All Users", from my MyMoney, so it is no longer password protected.

However, cannot get a connection to the database. Typical, never, never, ever works the first time!

When I attempt a 'Test', regardless of just having to remove all password protection from MyMoney database, I still get prompted for a password. I choose blank <OK> as there is no database password set (the result of following the steps above to get rid of it), and then I get:

Exception

Message:
java.sql.SQLException: Failed to start database '/Users/*********/Documents/********/yemon/MyMoney/moneyDB' with class loader com.jaspersoft.ireport.designer.IRURLClassLoader@1bfc9484, see the next exception for details.
Level:
SEVERE
Stack Trace:
Failed to start database '/Users/********/Documents/********/yemon/MyMoney/moneyDB' with class loader com.jaspersoft.ireport.designer.IRURLClassLoader@1bfc9484, see the next exception for details.

yadda, yadda, jadda....

What am I missing here. I have followed the instructions to a tee, and obviously a step has been left out!

Many thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Re: How to print landscape in OS X

Postby mthadm » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:58 pm

It may be that the driver has gotten out of sync from MyMoney - let us try to reproduce the steps and see if we can connect to a sample database

We will keep you posted


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Re: How to print landscape in OS X

Postby sparkiemark » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:02 pm

Great please do. Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Let me know if you need any help testing
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