Keeping Word Templates in synch with Report Writer

Dave Dusek - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article Dave Dusek originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

If you are working with a specific report in report writer, and you are also using a word template to print the report, one thing that you have to keep in mind is that the report writer fields have to be in synch with the content controls on the word template.  If they are not in synch what happens is that nothing will print in the content control on the word template, not even XX’s.  So you need to go through a process to get the report writer report synched up with the word template.  Here is that process.
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Word Templates will not print to screen

Dave Dusek - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article Dave Dusek originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

A common scenario that has been happening more and more is that a customer is trying to print out a word template just to the screen and the template won’t print.  You will get a window called “Report Processing Status” and the report will be there and it will list a status of “In Progress” and it just won’t ever print.  Another symptom of this issue is if you go to the Report Template Maintenance window and select a template and click Modify.  You will get an error “File not found” and it will give the path to the template.

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Word Template Debugging

Dave Dusek - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article Dave Dusek originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Recently, I have been looking a lot of Word Template cases – I’m the primary Escalation Engineer on that feature.  Since Word Templates are new to GP 2010, I want to get some blog articles written on some of the common issues we are running into.  So this will probably be a series of Word Template posts.

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Adding more comments to SOP Documents

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

In keeping with my recent theme of Microsoft Dynamics GP Report Writer related articles, I thought I would post an example of how to get more comment lines showing a SOP Document.  This is a follow on from the Working with Text fields in Report Writer post.

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Word Templates, Office 2010 and the Maintain Compatibility option

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

A while ago I posted an article on Modifying Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Word Templates which demonstrated the basic methods for customizing word templates for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010.

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Modifying Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Word Templates

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 added some very cool functionality to the product which allows reports to be generated in Microsoft Word.  It is perfect for creating custom layouts with logos and graphics for Sale Order Processing (SOP) and Purchase Order Processing (POP) documents.

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