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  • Using the automatic positioning in a window or in a page
  • Using the automatic positioning in a report
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Overview
When moving a control in a window, in a page or in a report, guides are automatically displayed by the real-time interface checker (also called automatic positioning). The objects snap to the guides, allowing you to align the control moved with the other controls found in the window, the page or the report.
Guides of automatic positioning
Versions 16 and later
New magnetism options are available:
  • magnetism on internal border.
  • magnetism in relation to control centers.
  • magnetism for alignment on the texts.
New in version 16
New magnetism options are available:
  • magnetism on internal border.
  • magnetism in relation to control centers.
  • magnetism for alignment on the texts.
New magnetism options are available:
  • magnetism on internal border.
  • magnetism in relation to control centers.
  • magnetism for alignment on the texts.
How to proceed?

Using the automatic positioning in a window or in a page

To use the automatic positioning in a window or in a page:
  1. Select "Display .. Options .. Modify the options". On the "Display" pane, click the group button of the "Options" group:
  2. In the "Magnetism" tab, select "Automatic positioning enabled" and "Rulers visible"
To avoid using the automatic positioning in a window, all you have to do is uncheck these options.

Using the automatic positioning in a report

To use the automatic positioning in a report: Select "Display .. Options .. Automatic positioning".
  • If this option is checked, the automatic positioning is enabled.
  • If this option is not checked, the automatic positioning is disabled.
On the "Display" pane, in the "Help for Edit" group, check "Automatic positioning".
  • If this option is checked, the automatic positioning is enabled.
  • If this option is not checked, the automatic positioning is disabled.
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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