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    Freeform report, caculated title text, half of first and last letter chopped off

    Build 7993: I have a freeform report with a calculated title in the Page Header for Report. A standard letter using a portrait layout with a field format width of 65.
    The left and right sides of the text is being chopped off by half a letter. I have tried adding spaces before and after the calculaed field. The extra spaces on the left side prevents the chopping of the left side of the text. However; there is no difference on the right side of the text.
    Preview the report in design mode is fine. Run the report in Working Preview or in a browser using localhost and the title is chopped.
    This is happening on more than one report.
    I ran the same reports using build 7776 and the report titles are not chopped.
    Has anyone else seen this behavior?

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    Alpha 5 Version 11
    AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
    DBF's and MySql
    Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

    Ron Anusiewicz

    #2
    Been having this issue and associated others for a month or so, Cian Chambliss has been looking at this and so far we have come up blank as to the problem. My only work around has been to restart the server or run the reports on my development machine (something other users cannot do).

    Once re-starting the server I have no issues for a couple of hours, but when it does happen it is all my reports that get affected so not report specific.

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      #3
      Haven't' used reports for years but I'd ensure the header with is set to 100%, the font is either scalable or a smaller Arial font and work it from there.
      Pete
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        #4
        Probably fine if it's not bold.

        Or some other font.

        I see this once in awhile and then vary the font settings until it works..
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          #5
          Well, been running this report for years through all version of Alpha 5. Never had a problem with version 8, 9, 10, 11 or multiple builds of 12. Shouldn't be having a problem now. Lance, thank you for confirming that you are seeing the same problem.
          Alpha 5 Version 11
          AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
          DBF's and MySql
          Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

          Ron Anusiewicz

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            #6
            So what happened when you made the suggested changes? Past builds no longer count..
            Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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            US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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              #7
              I'm sorry to say that after wasting way too much time trying to fix a problem that hasn't existed for the last 15 years, I rolled everything back to build 7776 and everything is working the way it always did. Yes, removing bold did fix the problem, but only as a work around. But why should I have to re-develop working reports just to move to a new build. Besides, Lance has confirmed it's a bug. I just wish I knew that before I started down that rabbit hole.
              Alpha 5 Version 11
              AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
              DBF's and MySql
              Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

              Ron Anusiewicz

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                #8
                Expecting something to work the same after multiple changes is almost as insane as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
                I'm not very good at this, but it almost seems like html is messing with your intended results after all these year (I would guess the css I hate so much is involved.)
                perhaps enlarging the text box a bit or reducing the size of the font (I would guess you should be able to leave it bold) will make the difference.
                Gregg
                https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                  #9
                  From Lance Gurd above:

                  Been having this issue and associated others for a month or so, Cian Chambliss has been looking at this and so far we have come up blank as to the problem.
                  Rolling back to 7776 fixed the problem. I don't believe there is any HTML involved as this is a freeform report.

                  Expecting something to work the same after multiple changes is almost as insane as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
                  I apologize for my crankiness. The last 2 months have been very stressful as I'm dealing with a parent that's probably going to pass on shortly.
                  Last edited by Ronald Anusiewicz; 01-07-2022, 11:59 AM.
                  Alpha 5 Version 11
                  AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
                  DBF's and MySql
                  Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

                  Ron Anusiewicz

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                    #10
                    Sorry Ronald, but without the report settings my options are to throw the spaghetti at the wall and let you tell me if it sticks.
                    I work with many experienced people that are in denial of their advancing age. In an effort to avoid getting glasses, several
                    of them have opted to use the settings to adjust the text on the screen. I noticed your image suggests something is set to
                    200%. Could that be the problem ?
                    Gregg
                    https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                      #11
                      The 200% was to give a better view of what is happening to the title. The size makes no difference.
                      This issue is happening on multiple reports all configured the same way. TitleIssue.png
                      Alpha 5 Version 11
                      AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
                      DBF's and MySql
                      Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

                      Ron Anusiewicz

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                        #12
                        Ron, when you preview the report, do you get the Shrink option?
                        I noticed no right hand field corners.
                        That suggests that the form printable area is awry.
                        If it it set to Custom, change it back. You may get nags but can work it out.
                        See our Hybrid Option here;
                        https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


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                          #13
                          Good eye Ted, however; while the field was slightly larger, resizing did not fix the issue. The second report that has the same issue, that calc field was on the report page. Oddly enough, the clipping only occurs when the report is run in a browser. If I run the app as WEB on the Desktop, the title is not clipped. In a browser, the report is converted to a pdf. WOD uses Alpha native report viewer. So it appears that the source of the problem is the tool converting Alpha's native freeform report to a PDF report.
                          Alpha 5 Version 11
                          AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
                          DBF's and MySql
                          Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

                          Ron Anusiewicz

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                            #14
                            Sorry, Ron
                            WOD?
                            What does .text. as in a full stop either end of the text do?
                            See our Hybrid Option here;
                            https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


                            We are the
                            Department of Sunshine and Rainbows!

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                              #15
                              Sorry Ted, not sure what you mean here. WOD = WEB on the Desktop. That run WEB components in the desktop not using a browser.

                              WOD.png
                              Alpha 5 Version 11
                              AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
                              DBF's and MySql
                              Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

                              Ron Anusiewicz

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