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Right-align #'s not lining up correctly

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  • #16
    Re: Right-align #'s not lining up correctly

    Carol,

    My professor said to me years ago the only dumb question is the one not asked. He also said, dumb is just not knowing and stupid is not being able to learn.

    He said that at the beginnig of the year and wish I remembered what the course was and who he was. LOL

    .
    Dave Mason
    [email protected]
    Skype is dave.mason46

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    • #17
      Re: Right-align #'s not lining up correctly

      It's not a bug. Put a negative value such as -15 in that field and you will find that it ends up looking like:
      ($15.00)

      So, the alignment is set up to account for the parenthesis when there is a negative number.

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      • #18
        Re: Right-align #'s not lining up correctly

        I guess I don't understand then why it didn't act this way in my A5 v.4 (I earlier said I had v.5, but it is v.4).

        I have 5 fields lined up one under the other. All are set for format-right. The top 4 use 123,456.78 format, the bottom one $123,456.78 and they all lined up perfect.

        Not so in v.9.

        Carol


        Originally posted by CALocklin View Post
        It's not a bug. Put a negative value such as -15 in that field and you will find that it ends up looking like:
        ($15.00)

        So, the alignment is set up to account for the parenthesis when there is a negative number.

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        • #19
          Re: Right-align #'s not lining up correctly

          I can only guess that someone reported it as a bug. Alpha changed it sometime in v8 and I have to agree that the old method was wrong - even if it is a problem when mixing formats.

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          • #20
            Re: Right-align #'s not lining up correctly

            Originally posted by cbauer50 View Post
            Is there a glitch in v.9 for right-aligning #'s?

            Here is what is happening. I have 3 fields lined up (all 3 boxes are exactly the same size - height/width) and I used the "arrange" to make sure they are lined up to the right.

            The last box (field) I chose to have the format as $123,456.78

            See image below as to what is happening. The #'s in the bottom box are shifted over to the left a little.

            If I choose the format as 123,456.78, the #'s are lined up correctly with the #'s in the boxes above. As soon as I change it back to $123,456.78, the #'s do not line up with the boxes above.

            I had no problems with this in my earlier version.

            I've tried creating a form from scratch and it is doing the same thing.

            Carol
            Carol:
            you have some numbers without the "$" and the total with it.
            If that is in fact what you want, simply move the total field
            slightly to the left/right to force the alignment. Otherwise,
            make all the number fields the same format

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