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Align quantities on printed forms

You can align numbers on printed forms by adding trailing zeros to quantities.

Note: This option is not available on predefined (standard) templates for statements or sales receipts.

To do this task

  1. Open the Additional Customization window.

    "Open the Additional Customization window" topic goes here

    Note: If you receive a message about editing a predefined template in a sales receipt template or a statement template, click Cancel and either select a different template to edit or duplicate this template. This option can't be added to predefined statement templates or predefined sales receipt templates.

  2. Click the Columns tab and then select the Print checkbox in the Quantity row.

    What if I don't have a Columns tab?

    If the Columns tab isn't in your window, skip to the next step—you're editing a predefined template, which doesn't have a Columns tab. You can still align quantities on forms that use this predefined template (but not for predefined statement or sales receipt templates).
  3. Click the Print tab.

  4. Select the Print Trailing Zeros checkbox.

    Why can't I choose this option?

    If this option is unavailable, click the Columns tab to make sure you selected the Print option in the Quantity row. If the Columns tab isn't available, you can't add the option to this template. Click Cancel and either duplicate this template or select a different template.
  5. In the Minimum number of decimal places drop-down list ("Number of decimal places" in the statement or sales receipt templates), select the number of decimal places (0 through 5) to add.

    How will the quantities look?

    The following example shows how trailing zeros can be used to align different quantities (including integers and decimals) on a printed form.

    If you
    "Minimum number of decimal places" setting
    adds the same number of zeros to the quantity you enter:
    None 1 2 3 4 5
    1 1 1.0 1.00 1.000 1.0000 1.00000
    1.1 1.1 1.1 1.10 1.100 1.1000 1.10000
    3 3 3.0 3.00 3.000 3.0000 3.00000
    3.733 3.733 3.733 3.733 3.733 3.7330 3.73300

    If the quantities have a different number of decimal places, the trailing zeros are added so that they are aligned on the decimal point. The precision for quantities is either the value you set on the Format tab, or the greatest number of decimal places among the quantities to be aligned, using whichever is larger.

    It's a good idea to preview the layout before printing your form. To do so, click the Print Preview button at the top of the form.

  6. Click the Print Preview button in the Preview section of the window to see if your quantities are aligned correctly.

  7. Click OK.

See also

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