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Report Field Dimension - Weird Behavior

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    Report Field Dimension - Weird Behavior

    I have some fields in a report that when I set the "top" dimension to 2.68, it reverts to 2.679861. If I make it something else two digits, it sticks. I've noticed this erratic behavior on & off at various places in A5V9. Any ideas to its' cause and/or cure?

    Thank you!
    Thank you,
    Mike Konoff

    Re: Report Field Dimension - Weird Behavior

    As I'm making adjustments, most report fields and text boxes are adjusting exactly to the x.xx dimensions I'm plugging on. One I adjust the "Left" position to 4.6 and it changes to 4.599306. I try changing it to 4.1, applying change, and then going back...same thing...4.6 becomes 4.599306. Very odd.
    Thank you,
    Mike Konoff


      Re: Report Field Dimension - Weird Behavior

      Probably harmless. Maybe they should have rounded values for you. Some numbers in our decimal system cannot be "exactly" stated in the binary system the computer uses. It's similar in a way to the difficulty we have in our decimal system of representing numbers like 1/3. 0.3333333 is close but not exact, if you see what I mean.


        Re: Report Field Dimension - Weird Behavior

        I see what you're saying. In this case, I'm trying to lay out a group of fields and field titles so they all line up nice. When it shifts every so slightly, it looks as if the line between each field is double normal width and does not look polished. When I can type in an exact 4.6 or 0.9, and the measurement doesn't revert to very close and out 6 decimal places, all works well. I could understand too if I were seeking to type in a 4.599456 and it rounded to 4.6 When I type in a 4.6 and it changes to 4.599456...just seems strange. Anywhoooo...thanks for your input.
        Thank you,
        Mike Konoff


          Re: Report Field Dimension - Weird Behavior

          You might try reducing the grid size, and using snap to grid. Helps me get things aligned.