This function sets the options for a report with a fixed width font.

options_fixed(
  x,
  editor = NULL,
  cpuom = NULL,
  lpuom = NULL,
  min_margin = NULL,
  blank_margins = FALSE,
  font_size = 10,
  line_size = NULL,
  line_count = NULL,
  uchar = "¯"
)

Arguments

x

The report spec.

editor

The expected text editor to use for printing text reports. Assigning this parameter will set the cpuom and lpuom parameters appropriately for the text editor. Valid values are 'notepad', 'word', 'wordpad', 'notepad++', and 'editplus'. If the editor parameter is used, any settings for cpuom and lpuom will be ignored. It is not necessary to set this parameter for RTF and PDF reports.

cpuom

Characters per unit of measure of printed text. If units is inches, the default is 12. If units is centimeters (cm), the default is 4.687. This value will be used to determine how many characters can fit on a line.

lpuom

Lines per unit of measure of the printed text. Default for inches is 6. The default for centimeters (cm) is 2.55. This value will be used to determine the number of lines that can fit on a page.

min_margin

The editor minimum margin. This parameter normally defaults to 0, but may be set for some types of editors.

blank_margins

When this option is TRUE, reporter will use blank spaces and blank rows to create left and top margins, rather than rely on the editor to set margins. When used, editor margins should be set to zero. Valid values are TRUE and FALSE. Default is FALSE. This option is only valid for output_type = 'TXT'.

font_size

The size of the font in points. Default is 10pt. This option is only valid for output types RTF and PDF. Valid values are 8, 10, and 12.

line_size

The number of characters that will fit on a line. Normally, the line_size is calculated based on the page size, font size, and cpuom. You can override the calculated value by setting the line_size directly.

line_count

The number of lines that will fit on page. Normally, the line_count is calculated based on the page size, font size, and lpuom. You can override the calculated value by setting the line_count directly.

uchar

The character to use for underlines on the table header and spanning headers. Default is a Unicode macron character #U00AF. You may use a dash or underscore if your editor does not support Unicode. The uchar is forced to a dash for PDF output, as the LaTeX converter does not support the macron character.

Value

The updated report spec.

Details

The options_fixed function sets options for reports with a fixed-width, monospace font. These reports are based off a text report, but may be output as type "RTF" or "PDF".

Text Reports

The options_fixed function sets the characters per unit of measure (cpuom) and lines per unit of measure (lpuom) settings for the report. These settings determine how many characters and lines will fit within one unit of measure (uom), as specified on the create_report function. These settings are important to ensure the report content stays within the available page size and margins. Because every editor allows a different number of characters and lines on a page, these settings must be adjusted depending on the editor.

The options_fixed function provides a shortcut editor parameter to directly specify a popular editor. If this parameter is specified, the function will set the characters per unit of measure and lines per unit of measure for you. If the editor is not available in the editor parameter selections, for best results, you should set the cpuom and lpuom parameters manually. To determine your cpuom and lpuom, see the help for write_registration_file.

Alternatively, using the options_fixed function, you may set the line_size and line_count directly. Note that the line_size and line_count may be different for different output types and editors.

The min_margin parameter is used to set the minimum margin allowed by the editor. This value will be subtracted from the margin settings when the blank_margins option is used. It is useful for editors that do not calculate margins from the edge of the page.

As some editors do not support Unicode characters, it may be necessary to change the character used for the header and spanning header underlines. The default character is a Unicode #U00AF macron. The macron is sometimes referred to as an "overline", since it is located at the top of the character area. If your editor does not support Unicode, the macron will not be displayed properly. In this case, change the underline character to a dash ("-") or an underscore ("_") using the uchar parameter.

RTF and PDF Reports

For RTF and PDF reports, most of the parameters on the options_fixed function do not apply. For RTF and PDF reports, these parameters will be set automatically, and cannot be changed.

Some of the options_fixed function apply only to RTF and PDF. In particular, the font_size parameter applies only to RTF and PDF reports. Valid font size options are 8, 10, and 12.

See also

create_report to create a report and set the unit of measure, write_registration_file to determine the characters and lines per unit of measure manually.

Other report: add_content(), create_report(), footnotes(), page_by(), page_footer(), page_header(), print.report_spec(), set_margins(), title_header(), titles(), write_report()

Examples

library(reporter)
library(magrittr)

# Create a temporary file
tmp <- file.path(tempdir(), "bod.txt")

# Define table
tbl <- create_table(BOD, width = 2.5) %>% 
  titles("Table 3.6", "BOD* Sample Report") %>% 
  define(Time, format = "Day %s", align = "left") %>% 
  define(demand, format = "%2.1f mg/l", label = "Demand") %>% 
  footnotes("* Biochemical Oxygen Demand")
       
# Define report #1 - No blank margins
rpt <- create_report(tmp, orientation="portrait") %>%
  add_content(tbl, align = "left") 

# Write the report
write_report(rpt)

# Write report to console
writeLines(readLines(tmp, encoding = "UTF-8"))

#           Table 3.6
#       BOD* Sample Report
# 
# Time                  Demand
# ----------------------------
# Day 1               8.3 mg/l
# Day 2              10.3 mg/l
# Day 3              19.0 mg/l
# Day 4              16.0 mg/l
# Day 5              15.6 mg/l
# Day 7              19.8 mg/l
# 
# * Biochemical Oxygen Demand


# Define report #2 - blank margins
rpt <- create_report(tmp, orientation="portrait") %>%
  options_fixed(blank_margins = TRUE) %>% 
  set_margins(top = .5, left = 1) %>% 
  add_content(tbl, align = "left") 

# Write the report
write_report(rpt)

# Write report to console
writeLines(readLines(tmp, encoding = "UTF-8"))

# 
# 
# 
#                       Table 3.6
#                   BOD* Sample Report
# 
#              Time                  Demand
#              ----------------------------
#              Day 1               8.3 mg/l
#              Day 2              10.3 mg/l
#              Day 3              19.0 mg/l
#              Day 4              16.0 mg/l
#              Day 5              15.6 mg/l
#              Day 7              19.8 mg/l
# 
#              * Biochemical Oxygen Demand