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10.1.4 Adjusting Printout Report Headers

Adjusting Printout Report Headers

During the program installation, a printout report header is created from the customer data. To change the data for the printout report, use the menu option

    • Settings → Header

or the toolbar button in the printout report shown on the left.

Figure 10.17 Header Setup button

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 10.18 Printout Report Header dialog box
Header Default

If several report headers are available, you can select the appropriate header in the list.

You can also use the button to access different report headers. Additionally, you can create, modify, or delete headers in the library.

Figure 10.19 Header Library dialog box

The buttons in the Header Library have the following meanings:

Table 10.4 Buttons in Header Library dialog box

Creates a new header. You can enter the specifications in another dialog box that is similar to the Printout Report Header dialog box (see Figure 10.18).

Allows you to edit the properties of the selected printout report header.

Deletes the header selected in the list.

The headers are stored in the DlubalProtocolConfigNew.cfg file in the general master data folder C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\Global\General Data. The file is not overwritten during an update; a backup file may still be useful.


The settings in this dialog section determine, which elements of the page layout or header are shown.

The Info row below header option activates or deactivates the display of project and model data, with or without date (see below). The project description is taken from the project's general data filed in the project manager (see Chapter 12.1.1); the model description is taken from the base data of the model (see Chapter 12.2). The default specifications for the printout can be adjusted in the Change Project Name/Description and Change Model Name/Description dialog sections (see below).

The Footer can be switched on and off, just like the Black circles in the points of intersection of the boundary line with the header and footer line.


RFEM provides automatic default settings and a User-defined specification option for displaying the date in the printout report header.

Page and Sheet Numbering

If the Page and Sheet have the same initial numbers and both check boxes are selected, there is no difference in numbering (see figure on the left).

Use the button for more detailed settings of the numbering.

Figure 10.20 Page and Sheet Numbering dialog box

Use this dialog box to decide if a Prefix is applied to the page numbering. The prefix can be an abbreviation that is specified chapter by chapter, labeling all model data in the numbering with a prefixed "MO", for example. In addition, you can decide if the End number is included, for example "Page: MO3/25".

Use the Automatically increasing check boxes to define a continuous numbering. You can also specify the First number for the page and sheet numbering. The Result table column dynamically shows the result of all specifications.

Company Address

This dialog section of the Printout Report Header dialog box contains information from the customer data that can be adjusted. A separate text box is provided for each row of the report header. You can use the button to change the font and font size. The Alignment of rows can also be defined separately.

The left area of the header is reserved for the company logo. The graphic must be in *.jpg, *.png, *.gif, or *.bmp format; use the button to import it.

To save the modified settings, click the button at the bottom of the dialog box. The Header Template Name dialog box opens where you have to enter a description. The new report header then appears as the Header Default.

Figure 10.21 Header Template Name dialog box
Change Project Name/Model Name/Description

In both dialog sections, the project and model name including user-defined descriptions are preset. To modify the presettings, select the check boxes in front of the relevant name. The text boxes then become accessible for new entries that appear later in the printout.