It appears in RM9 that I have a standard page size of 8.5 x 11 for the narrative report. Is there a list of other page sizes like half letter 5.5 x 8.5 and other common book sizes? I either have 8.5 x 11 or a custom size which is controlled by slide bars. I’m on the learning curve here.
Thanks. When I am in Narrative Report, Settings, Layout, it displays Page and Header/Footer. I click on > from Letter and it shows Size, Letter and for Width and Height, there are 2 movable bars that reduce or increase the height and Width in inches. There are also bars to increase or decrease the 4 margin values in inches. The mirror box is checked. The down arrow on the right side reveal section breaks and starting page number. I don’t see any other down arrows.
My computer is a fairly typical Intel I-7 processor with a 4 TB SSD running Windows 10 and a Canon color laser printer.
What you are seeing is normal. (Please refer to screen cap)
The two bars (highlighted green) allow you to design a custom paper size layout. You can reset the layout by using the ⌄ symbol and picking a standard layout. I’ve highlighted above the arrow using pink. The symbol only appears if / when you click in that dialog box field. (It’s rather unintuitive, I’ll grant you.)
As you mentioned, the other four bars (highlighted yellow) allow you to customize the page margins.
Unfortunately for the user interface, there are several places in RM8 and 9 where you can click on a field to get more options, but there is no visual indication that there is more to be had. If you don’t click on everything on the screen, you may well conclude that what you see is what you get.
Well, if I have to click on everything to find out what works, then the person or persons who wrote the code needs to improve his or her documentation. Nothing on a computer “just happens,” it all gets written in the original source code. Example: if x=1, then this, if x=2, then that, if x=else then error message.
Yes, it turned out OK. IMHO, not very intuitive. I’ll have to explore how to save the document set up. Personally, it’s OK to write everything on a letter size page (8.5 x 11) but when getting it ready for publishing, then reduce the whole thing to whatever book size you want. I know a lot of people who just put the book out in letter size, but I prefer a more standard book size. All in all, I like RM, but it takes some getting used to.