I create Monthly Reports of all my checking and cc accounts. At one time I
rearranged columns to my spreadsheet setup. I could definitely move columns
around in past versions, don’t know which one because I saved the report
format and it would automatically output each month like I had it saved.
There isn't any report called a monthly report. I assume these are memorized Income and expense, detailed reports. Seems like there is a wholesale issue with reports. Columns cannot be resized, cannot be moved, the headings at the top scroll up and do not stay in the windows, and the reports all open at the bottom of the page.
I think IK is aware of this and will hopefully be addressed in the next preview release. This is one of the disadvantages of using beta software. Usually the beta releases have been very reliable, but these things happen. Reverting to the last official release might help.
Beta software? I get a notice of a update, it says nothing about beta this
or bets that? Maybe another bug report to label releases as such. In no way
is release 2020(1915) referred to as any type of beta. Its been months
since any new release and then this happens.
Yes, that version is a Preview and that is an option on the update notification to include "Preview" versions. However, this is probably a permanent feature of the next release of changing the report display code to HTML.
This was a change done awhile ago, from the change log:
Moneydance build 1884 (Mon, 22 Jul 2019 23:47:12 +0100)
* Use lightweight browser component to display reports, meaning that report columns are now auto-sized
You may have best results in scripting your Excel sheets to move columns around rather than trying to do it in MD. (my $0.02) worth.
(Not IK Support)
I've used every version since Moneydance 2012 and dabbled in some older releases as well. While it has been possible to change column widths, I have never seen a capability of changing the column order or in removing columns completely.
Like Des, I have never used that feature to reorder or remove columns and didn't know it existed. Since I am running the latest preview, it is already gone and I didn't miss it. But Sean mentioned that several features of reports have changed due to the display of HTML in a mini-browser. However, the autosizing of columns should have improved.
I can confirm this issue is still a problem with version 2020.1 (1928) (Mac OS).
Specifically, the Cash Flow report, when grouped by month is no longer remembering the column order if columns are dragged to a new order. You used to be able to use the memorize button and click update to save column order, however this is no longer the case.
I have been able to change the order of the columns, it is not obvious that this is even possible.
I am finding that attempting to memorize the report the column order is reverting, There is a workaround for updating memorized reports with changed parameters however this does not appear to help with this particular issue,