CRVS2010 beta - New Page Before option non consistent
The New Page Before option is on the paging tab on the section expert.
If I select this option on a group header report section, a new page is not inserted at the beginning of the report like it did in the previous version. Instead the first group prints on the first page.
On a report that has 2 group header sections, the new page before option does insert a blank page at the beginning of the report.
I've tried it with the "Keep Together" option on the common tab, selected and not selected and both of above situations still happen.
I guess my question is whether or not the code for the New Page Before option has been changed since CR2008 first came out. I know that there are service pack upgrades, but when I was using CR2008, I didn't install any of them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I looked into this some more and I think I know why I was originally seeing different behavour than you were, and may explain your latest results.
In a nutshell, what I found is that if the ReportHeader section is suppressed, then if GH1 has "New page before" option on, it will start on the first page (no blank first page). If RH is not suppressed, then GH1 will start on the 2nd page, leaving a blank first page.
In your 2 groups report, what I assume is that RH is not suppressed, so your GH1 starts on the 2nd page. As for what you see when you set the "new page before" option on GH2, this is expected. What's happening is that GH1 is displaying only the fields in GH1 (no details), and then GH2 starts on the next page which will display the fields from GH2 and the Details sections.
Does the above details match what you are seeing with your reports?