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  • Reports spacing problems

    I designed a report with two groups and in those some subreports which is just a single line. Problem is when I want to view or print it puts large spaces between groups. I tried tighening up the sections in design view. Still didn't help much. It even prints out 2 blank pages at the end after the report footer. Those just have page numbers on them.

  • #2
    Re: Reports spacing problems

    Attach a sample set so we can see what is happening.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Reports spacing problems

      the report called Tom2


      • #4
        Re: Reports spacing problems

        You have two empty subreports, one in the group by county footer and one in the report footer. What happens for you when you remove them?

        and in those some subreports which is just a single line.
        Actually there are no fields in your subreports, only blank subreport headers and blank detail sections. Your report will include those blank lines for each record processed.

        attached is a pdf of the report output after putting a simple text box in the detail section of each of the sub reports.
        Last edited by Stan Mathews; 02-05-2010, 04:35 PM.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Reports spacing problems

          Hi I did remove the subreports and everything is fine. I thought the totaling fields had to be in those subreports for them to work correctly. I was having a hard time adding up the totals and getting the correct amounts. Since the report is based on a set it was adding all the child records in the total giving me the wrong total.
          ONe more question.
          I created this report in a duplicate database, how can I move it into my orginal database. Or will I have to redesign it?
          Thank You


          • #6
            Re: Reports spacing problems

            Right click on the report name in the control panel. Choose Copy To...
            There can be only one.


            • #7
              Re: Reports spacing problems

              Add the table/set that the report is based upon (using a differently named table/set if wanting to maintain other changes in actual database), use CopyTo for adding the report to your current table/set, then dropping the added table/set. If the fields correspond between the duplicated and current table/set then you are good to go.
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