File MenuTo display this dialogue go to the File menu of a regular Report Editor and click on Export Settings (not to be confused with the Duty Slips Settings.)

Export Settings WindowTable PropertiesFont SettingsBorder PropertiesColour PropertiesDate Text CaseSeparate MonthsRepeat Column HeadingsSeparator colourStyle sheet

The export settings dialogue offers a variety of options to allow you to customize how reports are exported as HTML. This gives you more control over how the reports are created. The dialogue is in four main sections, each of which is described in detail below. To the right is a preview area where you will get an idea of what your exported report will look like. As you make changes to the settings the preview is updated immediately. You can also preview what the printed report would look like and print it from here.

Note IconLearn more about the Export Settings window by looking through the rest of this help topic. Or, as an alternative, click on the item you are interested in on the screenshot above.

Font Properties

Font PropertiesThere are five font settings that can be changed. Use the dropdown list to select which font you would like to change. Then select a different font or modify the current font style and colour properties.

Available fonts are:

  • Report Column Headings
  • Report General Text
  • Report Title
  • Report Special Event
  • Report Notes

Table Properties

Table PropertiesThere are three settings that affect how the table is displayed.

Cell Padding refers to the gap between each cell in the table.

Cell Spacing refers to the gap between the text in the cell and the edge of the cell (think of cell spacing as a kind of margin area around the text). This will also apply to the grid lines. So you can create a kind of double-line style effect.

Table WidthTable Width can be set to one of two options. Literal lets the system decide how wide each column width should be. Literal will generally avoid word-wrapping if it can. Percent will cause the table to be 100% wide and all the columns would be proportionally adjusted to fill this space.

Columns

Click the Columns button to adjust the Column Order on the exported document. You can also specify columns that you don't want printed or exported. Click on the link for full details.


Border Properties

Border properties

Frame borders refers to the outside grid lines. There are 8 settings you can choose from:

  • None
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • All
  • Top
  • Bottom
  • Left
  • Right

Grid lines refers to the remaining grid lines that are between each row and each column. There are four settings you can choose from:

  • None
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • All

Size refers to the thickness of the border. If you set this value to 0 then no frame or grid lines will be visible in the exported document.

Border colour is the colour of the grid lines. Click the Select button to display a colour dialogue from which you can select a different colour.


Colour Properties

Colour PropertiesThere are several background colour settings that can be changed:

  • Heading
  • Date
  • Even Row
  • Odd Row
  • Highlight
  • Special Event
  • Notes
  • Empty Cells

Simply select the colour property you want to change and then click the Select button to display a colour dialogue from which you can select a different colour.


Other Properties

Other Properties Date Text Case

You can change the way the dates are displayed on the reports. There are four choices to choose from:

Default
Dates are displayed using the operating systems default settings.

Title Case
Dates are displayed with the first letter of each word is capitalized.

lowercase
Dates are displayed in lowercase.

UPPERCASE
Dates are displayed in uppercase.


Separate Months

This causes the schedule to include a small gap between each calendar month. Options are provided for you to specify the colour of this gap.

Separate Months

You can specify the colour for the separator by clicking the Select button.


Repeat Column Headings

This will cause the column headings to be repeated at the start of each month.

Repeat Column Headings


Style sheet

This feature is a work in progress and is provided for advanced customization. Certain aspects of the report now have classes assigned. Using a Cascade Style Sheet you can alter the look and feel of these classes. At the moment only certain parts of the report support this feature.

Notes IconPlease let me know if there are other parts of the report you would like exposed with a class.

Print Preview
Since there are so many enhancements that you can make for exporting to HTML we thought it a good idea to include a HTML Print Preview button to the dialogue. From the Print Preview, you can alter the page setup, margins, header, footer and printer details. Of course you can also print! It saves you having to open up the HTML file in Internet Explorer or Word to print it. Note that this is an Internet Explorer Print Preview and any changes you make to page setup etc. will also be applicable to Internet Explorer and not just Meeting Schedule Assistant.

Notes IconYou can also display the print preview directly from the Assignments Editor.