Setting Preferences for Printing Options

The form designer sets forms' printing options. You can accept the default settings or set your own options for creating PDF files. To print to PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

You set printing options directly from the form when you are ready to print. Or, you can use Preferences to set printing options, which apply to all forms to which you have access permissions.


To reset an option to the value your administrator set, select Use Application Default.

  To apply print options for printing a form to a PDF file:

  1. Select Preferences in the left frame, or select File, and then Preferences.

  2. Click the Planning icon, and then select Printing Options.

    See Printing Data .

  3. Set PDF options, summarized in this table:



    Format data

    Applies number format settings from the form.

    Apply precision

    Applies the form’s precision settings to the displayed data. If the form displays high precision numbers (numbers with many digits to the right of the decimal point), consider limiting precision in the file.

    Include supporting detail

    Includes supporting detail in extra rows:

    • Normal Order: inserts the Supporting Detail in the same order in which it displays in the Supporting Detail page, after the member that it is associated with.

    • Reverse Order: inserts the Supporting Detail before the member it is associated with, and the Supporting Detail entries are reversed. Supporting Detail for children is displayed above their parents, and the order of siblings is preserved.

    Show account annotations

    Shows the form annotations. If the form designer enables account annotations, this option displays the annotations.

    Show comments

    Shows associated text notes.

    Show attribute members

    Shows attribute members that are assigned to the form.

    Show currency codes

    If the form supports multiple currencies per entity, shows currency codes.

  4. Click OK.

    The settings are saved and applied to all forms that you can access.