PracticeMaster Q&A: Skip Lines if Blank in Report Writer

June 2019    Tags: , ,

I have created a non-column report through PracticeMaster’s Report Writer for Birthdays that shows the client name and address in standard format as well as their date of birth to the right. However, for addresses that don’t have a second address line, there is a gap on my report. Is there a way for it to not print the space if there is nothing in Address Line 2?

PracticeMaster’s Report Writer provides the option to skip a line if it is blank, thus keeping information together.

To specify a line be skipped if blank on a Report Writer report

  1. From the Reports menu, select Report Writer.
  2. Select the desired report and click Modify.
  3. From the Image Layout tab:
    1. Right-click the desired field (e.g., Address Line 2) and select Properties.
    2. Select the Skip Line if Blank check box.
    3. Click OK.
  4. Press Ctrl+S.

Now your reports will not have a gap if a client does not have an Address Line 2.

Note: If another field is on the same line as the field you are skipping, and that field is skipped, the field on the same line will also be removed. For example, if the Birthday field is on the same line as Address Line 2, and Address Line 2 is set to be skipped if blank, then the Birthday field will not be displayed if Address Line 2 is blank.

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