"I agree with this suggestion/recommendation. I would indeed like to choose all the parameters and then choose generate report"
A simple soltion to all this is to reprogram the software so that it doesn't start generating/regenerating a report/chart/book until the user clicks on the generate button
I have submitted this suggestion many times, but have not received any response
I think/guess it was written the way it is presently done because the program was soooooo slowwwww the programmers wanted to help give the impression that it didn't take a lot of time to generte a report