Custom Forms: Misaligned


When upgrading, if you have Custom Forms created in an earlier version, these forms may not align correctly in the new version and may print off-center or running onto two pages.

This Solution offers some tips for correcting your existing forms. Worst case, you can always create new forms by copying the contents of the old form onto a new template.

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If you have printing alignment problems in Custom Forms created in a prior version of Big Business, try the changes below to re-align the form.

Try each of the following changes (one at a time) to correct alignments:

Change the Paper selection in the Page Setup:
1. Open the Custom Form tool and select your form.
2. Select Page Setup from the small File menu.
3. Choose paper size--use Letter, not Letter(Small)--and click OK.
4. If prompted to Automatically Adjust objects, choose Adjust.
5. Save As... [test#1]
6. Test printing (i.e.from Invoice not Custom Form tool).

Change the Use Physical Page/ Use Printable Area Option:
1. Open the Custom Form tool and select your form.
2. From the small Options menu, select Use Printable Area, or Use Physical Page, whichever is not currently selected.
3. If prompted to Automatically Adjust objects, choose Adjust.
4. Save As... [test#2]
5. Test printing (i.e.from Invoice not Custom Form tool).

Move everything on the form:
1. Open the (original) form and Select All (Command-A)
2. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, move all objects as needed.
3. Move the Section Guides (Header, Body, Total, Footer) up to their appropriate positions (relative to the objects you have just moved.
4. Save As... [test#3]
5. Test printing (i.e.from Invoice not Custom Form tool).



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