Creating a 3 Page SuperReport Job Ticket (For Windows Computers)

By Jesse Wiegand 01/23/03

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This tutorial is an example of how to setup a 3-page custom SuperReport Job Ticket. You could use this same tutorial to setup any custom SuperReport just by changing your page dimensions.

  1. From the job window highlight any job from the list then click on the <Print> button and select <Report Manager> from the dropdown menu.


  1. From the "Reports Manager" window make sure that "Super Reports" is selected in the "Select Report Type" section. Then click the <Super Report Editor> button and select <New Report> from the drop down menu.

  1. Now you will be in the "Super Report Editor" window. By default, the page size is set for 8.5 X 11. Since, in this operation we want to setup a multi-page job ticket, we need to set the printer for this job ticket to be the one we just installed. So, our next step is to click on the <File> menu and select <Page Setup>.

  1. This will open the "Print Setup" window. In the "Printer" section of that window select the printer from the drop down menu.

  1. After selecting the printer change the Paper Size to "PostScript Custom Page Size". Then click on the "Properties" button.


  1. From the "MS Publisher Imagesetter Document Properties" window, click the "Advanced" button on the bottom right of the screen.

  1. From the "MS Publisher Imagesetter Advanced Options" window select "PostScript Custom Page Size" from the "Paper Size" drop down menu.

  1. From the "PostScript Custom Page Size Definition" window change "Width" and "Height" from the "Custom Page Size Dimension" area and change "Paper Feed Direction" to "Short Edge First"

  1. Click the <OK> button on all windows until you see the "SRPro Adjust Reports" window. Click the <Don"t Adjust> button.


  1. The Super Report is set to view in Points. To change this to inches or millimeters click on the "Ruler Units" under the "Options" drop down menu.

From here, you will be able to view the entire page size of the document.

Note: Once you have edited the page, you will need to change the printer back to your normal default printer. In this example we are going to use the HP OfficeJet Series 700 printer.

  1. From the "File" menu select "Page Setup"

  1. From the "Print Setup" window select your normal default printer (again, in this case, we will use the HP OfficeJet).

  1. In the "Paper" section select "Letter (8.5 X 11 in.)" from the "Size" dropdown menu. Then click <OK>.

  1. From the "SRPro Adjust Report" window click <Don't Adjust>. Then click <Save & Close>

Even though the SuperReport was setup as an 8.5 X 33 custom form, it will now print as 3 8.5 X 11 forms.

Whenever you want to edit the custom SuperReport you will need to change your printer to the oversized printer in order to view the entire SuperReport. Then, when your finished editing the report, change the printer back to your default printer so that the report will print on an 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper.