Printout layout (Punching)

Last modified by Fredrik Lagerström on 2021/06/29 09:58

The function of the Printout layout enables the user to give a personal touch to the printouts. The print manager is called when the option is activated. The task for the print manager is to enable the user to create a personal template for what the printout is to look like, the size of the pictures etc. or, alternatively choose the standard template that already exists within the program.

Choose a printout template from the list. The program comes with a printout template called Standard printout template. Click on the More templates… button in order to edit current printout template or to create a new printout template.

A list on printout templates that can be used will now be displayed. The chosen template can be changed to the user’s requirements by clicking on the Change button.

A printout template decides the layout of the printout, i.e. what fonts, colours and so on that are to be used. The printout template has been named Standard printout template in the below seen example.

The printout template consists of the following parts:


A table can have the following appearances:

Table with frames

Frames around the table where each table column is separated from nearby table column/columns with one or more perpendicular lines.

Table without frames

Table divided into columns without separation lines.

Grey-white layout

Table without frames where every other table-post has been marked with a soft grey background colour to make it more distinct.

Personal layout

This function is the same as that for Grey-white layout but the users can now choose the background colour by them selves. A suitable colour can be chosen from the colour palette by clicking on the … button.

The user can set the appearance of the table contents. By clicking on the button to the right of the Table title text the font of the table title can be chosen from a font-dialogue box. This is also valid for the column title and the table-posts.

Note that too big fonts can cause tables or other objects to fail to fit in the page. If this should happen the table columns, or the width of the objects, will automatically be adjusted in width without any regards to text editing.

If the objects fail to fit in the page the print manager will try and create a new page hoping to find more space. This attempt can fail, depending on what personal adjustments the user has made, and the print manager will then cancel the printout generation.


The user can set the size of the pictures by choosing one of the following options:

1/1 Page

Choose the 1/1 page option if you want the pictures to be presented in a whole page size.

1/1 Page Landscape

Choose the 1/1 page landscape if you want the pictures to be presented lying in a whole page size. Depending on earlier printer settings, i.e. if portrait or landscape has been chosen, the print manager will switch from landscape for pictures to portrait for tables and other text material.

1/2 Page

Choose the 1/2 page option if you want the pictures to be presented in the size of a half page.

1/3 Page

Choose the 1/3 page option if you want the pictures to be presented in the size of
a 1/3 of the page.

1/4 Page

Choose the 1/4 page option if you want the pictures to be presented in the size of 1/4 of the page. This option is the most economic one when thinking of the total number of generated pages. This is also the most preferable option if you want to obtain smaller printouts.

Picture title

Press the … button to the right of the picture title text if you want to change font size of the picture title.

Frames around pictures

Mark Frames around pictures if all picture objects, that are to be printed, are going to be framed.


Company name

Press the button to the right of the company name text to choose an appropriate font.

Section title

Press the button to the right of the section title text in order to change the characteristics of the headings.

Table of contents

A table of contents can be obtained by marking this option. All generated objects, as well as the number of the page, on which the object has been printed, can be added to the table of contents.

The user can for example set if he wants to obtain a table of contents for all printouts with more than 20 pages. The table of contents is then added at the end of the generated document.