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Old July 31st, 2017, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: On Record Start

It seems to me that this part of the rule has absolutely no effect:
Quote:
Originally Posted by gdellaiera View Post
var name = Field("Name");

var title = Field("Title");

var nametitle = name + "," + title;

if (nametitle.length <= 26){
FusionPro.Composition.SetBodyPageUsage("Short Name", true);
FusionPro.Composition.SetBodyPageUsage("Long Name", false);
}
else{
FusionPro.Composition.SetBodyPageUsage("Short Name", false);
FusionPro.Composition.SetBodyPageUsage("Long Name", true);
};
Because, regardless of what page usage was set above based on the name and title, you're completely resetting the page usage based on the address:
Quote:
Originally Posted by gdellaiera View Post
var address = Rule("Format Address");

if (address.length <= 40){
FusionPro.Composition.SetBodyPageUsage("Short Name", true);
FusionPro.Composition.SetBodyPageUsage("Long Name", false);
}
else{
FusionPro.Composition.SetBodyPageUsage("Short Name", false);
FusionPro.Composition.SetBodyPageUsage("Long Name", true);
}
It's not clear exactly what should happen if, say, the name and title are longer than 27 characters but the address is less than 40 characters.

Although, in 99 out of 100 cases like this, you can usually implement some other way of accomplishing the results you need without creating entirely new sets of pages for variable text of different lengths. The most common way to resolve something like this is via copyfitting, either full-flow copyfitting (by checking the "Adjust text to fit" box on the Overflow Options dialog), or per-line copyfitting (by using the CopyfitLine or similar text measurement in a rule. Other strategies including having multiple (sets of) frames and selectively suppressing them, resizing frames, and using tables. If I could see the job files, or at least the desired output, I might be able to offer a more specific suggestion.

Also, the reason you get "Expressions OK" is because, well, the expressions are okay. If you want to return something from the rule just to see what's happening, you can certainly do that, but, as the message will then say, the return value will have no effect on the composition.
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