footing.options Definition/Access: Verbs

footing.options

Command footing.options Definition/Access: Verbs
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category Access: Verbs (152)
Description designates a text string composed of literals and special options to output at the bottom of each page. These are the standard "footing" options available to Access, Pick/BASIC, OP and Runoff.

Many options are available to add additional information to the footing line(s).
Syntax
Options '' (Two single quotes). Outputs (one) single quote.

'aattr.name' Inserts the value of "attr.name". Processes any conversion codes, but not correlatives in the attribute-defining item.

b Inserts the attribute name causing the break if the 'b' option has been specified with "roll-on" (in AP) or "break-on" (R83 only).

c Centers the output line.

d Retrieves the current date (format dd mmm yyyy).

f{n} Inserts the file name; {in a field of "n" blanks}.

j Right-justifies the rest of the line. (AP only)

l Issues a carriage return and line feed.

n Prevents the pause at the end of each page (like NOPAGE modifier) (AP only).

p Retrieves the current page number, right-justified in a field of four blanks.

pn Retrieves the current page number, left justified. (R83 only)

p{n} Retrieves the page number, right-justified in a field of "n" blanks. (default "n"=4). (AP only)

r Retrieves the Roman numeral page number. (AP only)

s Toggles on italics mode. (AP only)

t Retrieves the current time and date (format hh:mm:ss dd mmm yyyy).

u Toggles on underline mode. (AP only)

v Toggles on boldface mode. (AP only)

xc Used with 'c' to center a segment. The 'xc' delimits the end of the segment. (AP only)

xs Toggles off italics mode. (AP only)

xu Toggles off underline mode. (AP only)

xv Toggles off boldface mode. (AP only)
Example
Purpose
Related access.footing
basic.footing
op.footing
runoff.footing