What I believe is unimportant, @Tsesebe. We are not playing with semantics. Reports in Manager are predefined information packages that extract data, perform calculations, and display it in specified formats. They can be edited (to vary parameters that define what data is used and how it is labeled), printed, converted to PDFs, or emailed. These are all, without exception, available only in the Reports tab. While Manager is not strictly a what-you-see-is-what-you-get application, the results of printing, converting, or emailing look generally like what you see onscreen. The differences come from operation of the internal PDF generator used for all those functions and are necessary to accommodate the 70 languages Manager is translated into and print on different paper sizes.
What you keep referring to are lists. They appear when you first click on a tab or drill down on any clickable figure in a display. They cannot be edited except by editing the underlying transaction forms, printed from any control that is part of the program, converted to PDFs by the program’s PDF generator, or emailed from within the program. They are renderings by a browser of HTML code, just as if you were looking at some web site page. You can do some things with them if you can do the same things with a browser on your operating system to some random web site. The results and available options vary from one operating system to another.
If you are able to print, preview, or print lists to PDF with your operating system, you are performing functions entirely outside Manager’s control. On your operating system, you may be obtaining results that lead you to believe you are getting a “facsimile of the screen report originally generated by Manager.” But you are not. There is no report on screen, only an HTML rendering. And what you are doing is printing or converting a different rendering of the HTML code according to your operating system’s capabilities. So what looks like a facsimile on your operating system does not on some other systems. Results will also vary with screen size and resolution, window size, language preferences, and so forth. Some things also depend on browser settings that are not even addressable within Manager, believe it or not. But I’ve gone on long enough.
Please accept that, no matter what you think, there are fundamental technical differences between reports and lists. What can be done for one cannot necessarily be done for another. And Manager cannot be made to behave consistently across all operating systems any more than popular web sites can be made to display uniformly on every computer. Nor can your operating system be made to insert features in HTML code that are not there in the program.