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By: GuestPosted on: Feb 27 2023 at 04:32:34 AM
Any chance of increasing the amount of text that canbe added to a cusotmer order? We want to put bank details, terms etc. I can see previous post about text limit, but we can't even fill the box that is shown on the print.

By: SupportPosted on: Mar 1 2023 at 05:36:12 AM
I'm sorry. We can't do that. The text is supposed to fit in the bottom left corner of the order. We could, in theory, allow it to overrun onto the next page but then we'd also need to include the order number, date, value totals etc on that next page and would that next page of text also just be in the bottom left corner or would it expand to occupy the whole additional sheet.

What we'd really need is the ability to attach additional sheets for terms and conditions but we feel that's just a little much for a "Mini" MRP.

If you really do need extra sheets then can't you just make those up in Word and attach them. If you email the order to anyone then you could create a draft email with your terms and just re-use that draft email every time.

By: GuestPosted on: Mar 1 2023 at 07:34:19 AM
I just wanted to be able to fill the box that was already there. Seems to be a limit on the text that is well less than the size of box.

I guessed it would not be something that could/would be done, but thought i would ask.

By: GuestPosted on: Mar 2 2023 at 03:52:19 AM
If I'm not mistaken the number of characters is a limit within the database. The column in the orders table where the data is stored probably has a limit on the number of characters it will accept.

It's likely quite easy for them to change the MiniMRP program to accept more characters but it is not easy, practically impossible, to edit the size of the column in the database on a database that already contains data. Such a change would need what's called a breaking change to the database affecting all users forcing them to install an update even though they didn't want this change.

Maybe it could be done in a newer version of the software. A breaking change between current v5 and future v6. Maybe the minimrp guys would consider that when v6 is planned for release.

As for filling the box. The amount of data that fits in the box on the program window may be affected by the windows default Font size as well as the characters contained.

It may also be affected by Windows Accessibility features. People with visual impairment often set bigger fonts within windows. But also laptops with small but very hi res displays can show things differently. Then there's the printed font sizes that might not match the displayed font sizes.

A fully loaded MRP system would have a forms editor allowing the user to arrange the order layout to display any data any how they want. Such an editor os probably too much for minimpr that has to have restrictions somewhere otherwise it wouldn't be mini

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