Database Management FAQ : Database/Data Table : Define database layout

Question/Topic: How to modify simple layout to multicolumn layout?

How to modify database layout?

How to insert divider?


  • define your database, decide how many data fields will be displayed on one page
  • the number of columns defines the smallest width of at least one data field

  • page layout, 4 columns option selected
  • program automatically displays data fields in 4 columns

  • now we want to move some data fields to the final positions
  • the repositioning  will create empty areas that later will be used by some data fields
  • 1. select data field
  • 2. on the grey area click with the right mouse button to display popup menu
  • 3. select Add Space (it will move data field by one column; to move by 2 columns execute Add Space again)

  • space is added in front of Subject data field

  • continue adding spaces in front of other fields

  • adjust the width of some data fields (stretch them)
  • 1. select data field
  • 2. on the grey area click with the right mouse button to display popup menu
  • 3. select Stretch

  • Stretch command is executed for the Issue Number data field

  • continue with other data fields: select the field and execute Stretch command

  • to insert Divider select data field (it defines the row)
  • display popup menu and select Insert Divider

  • click with the right mouse button on the divider
  • select command

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