7.12 Spacing of Report Sections

When a Report Section is 'printed', all lines from the top line of the section to the last non-blank line are printed. Thus it is impossible to have a blank line as the last line of a Report Section. This can create quite a problem when you have more than one multi-line Detail section on a single page since the Detail section of one record will be followed immediately by the Detail section of the next record. The technique used to avoid this potential confusion is to leave the top line of the Detail section blank. This blank line then precedes the rest of the lines of the Detail section, causing each Detail section to be separated from the next by a blank line. (Note: An example of this technique may be found in the C/Base Tutorial manual.)