Vicky Stamatopoulou on 25. July 2011
In our last post, we’ve described the structure of a report template which Merlin can use whenever you call File > New Report. We have also shown how to change the font size of the reported text.
This post will handle points 2 and 3 of some quick and dirty changes for the reports.
Quick and dirty changes
3. How to add a more specific template description
PWReportDescription = …
PWReportDescription = "This report lists next due activities in 8pt text size.";
It will show the new report description.
4 . How to change the name of a report
CFBundleName = …
CFBundleName = "Next activities";
Merlin will list this report by the just edited name.
Creating a new own report based on an existing Merlin project template
Above actions changed files within Merlin’s application package. They work for you on your Mac, but won’t be available for other Merlin users in your company. They will also be reseted the next time you update your Merlin version. To create a report template of your own to transfer to others and to be independent of updates resetting Merlin’s application package, you need to work a bit differently. This means, you do the same changes but create first a new report template of your own. For more information, check out our next post.