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Rotating a text box

The text box and the label controls both have an Angle property that controls the rotation of the control. This means that you can rotate the text in both positive and negative directions. Getting the desired result can be a bit tricky because the way the rotation is shown in the Designer is not the

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Using the Can Grow property

Some of the controls in the ForNAV Designer have a property named Can Grow. This feature can make controls change size to match the content. It is commonly used with the Text Box and Address controls where you normally don’t know the exact size of the content. There are a few tricks you need to

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How licensing works in ForNAV

You can download ForNAV for free here: www.fornav.com/download This version has full functionality for both converting and designing reports, but will print a watermark saying “Reports ForNAV Trial Version ” on all reports. This means you can try converting and designing reports without having to acquire a ForNAV license. When you want to remove the

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Not enough storage is available

In situations when you are printing both RDLC reports and ForNAV reports, the following message can occur under heavy load: “A call to ForNav.Report failed with this message: Not enough storage is available to process this command / The operation completed successfully” and the service tier must be restated to be able to print ForNAV

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Dynamic control of color and font in text boxes

You can use the OnPrint text box property to control the formatting and color of text dynamically, using JavaScript.   In the following example, if the line amount is negative, the forecolor is set to red and bold is set to true.  

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Use the ForNAV designer to work on RDLC reports

If you want to start working with an RDLC report in ForNAV, you can choose from the following different strategies, which all require that you convert your RDLC report to ForNAV. Use the converted layout and move sections that were misplaced during the conversion. The conversion from RDLC to ForNAV is not a 100% conversion

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Multiple Footers

This post will explain how you can have multiple footers, which are shown based on a condition. The required space for each footer in your report is always reserved. This is also the case if your footer is hidden by conditions in your report. However, there is a feature than can help produce reports with

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Changing watermark based on the page number

If you want to change the watermark depending on the page number it would be intuitive to place the code in a pre-section trigger on the first header section on the page. However, watermarks are written out before the first header is printed which means that you cannot use that approach to change it. Instead

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Intelligent word wrapping (soft hyphens)

ForNAV now supports intelligent word wrapping (soft hyphens) of captions and date recognition Most of the standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV reports are developed using English captions that generally contain a short single word, which means that there is often a problem with word wrapping captions in other languages, such as German, where the words are

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Comparing two version of a ForNAV report

The ForNAV cmdlet (https://www.fornav.com/knowledge-base/powershell-cmdlet/) has been extended to support Diff and Patch of the ForNAV report layout To support this, the cmdlet has been extended with three new parameters: Diff – Path to the destination for the diff json file. Patch – Path to a json file containing the diffs that will be applied to

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