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 = NULL, line_size = NULL, line_count = NULL, uchar = "¯" )
The report spec.
The expected text editor to use for printing text reports.
Assigning this parameter will set the
parameters appropriately for the text editor. Valid values are 'notepad',
'word', 'wordpad', 'notepad++', and 'editplus'. If the editor parameter
is used, any settings for
lpuom will be
ignored. It is not necessary to set this parameter for RTF and PDF reports.
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.
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.
The editor minimum margin. This parameter normally defaults to 0, but may be set for some types of editors.
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'.
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, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
The number of characters that will fit on a line. Normally,
line_size is calculated based on the page size, font size, and cpuom.
You can override the calculated value by setting the
The number of lines that will fit on page. Normally,
line_count is calculated based on the page size, font size, and lpuom.
You can override the calculated value by setting the
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
uchar is forced to a dash for PDF output,
as the LaTeX converter does not support the macron character.
The updated report spec.
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".
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.
options_fixed function provides a shortcut
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
lpuom parameters manually. To determine your
lpuom, see the help for
Alternatively, using the
you may set the
line_count directly. Note that
line_count may be different for different
output types and editors.
min_margin parameter is used to set the minimum margin allowed
by the editor. This value will be subtracted from the margin settings
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
For RTF and PDF reports, most of the parameters on the
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, 9, 10, 11, and 12. The font size may
also be set on the
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