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  • RTF, extra box character

    I have a problem with RTF address in an Invoice report.

    I have in:
    The first line "Customer Name" followed by a "soft return"
    The second line "Address line-1" followed by a "soft return"
    The third line "Address line-2" followed by a "soft return"
    The forth line "City State Zip"

    The problem arises when the "Address line-2" is empty, then it suppresses the line, but leaves a "Box shaped character next to the "Address line-1".

    Does anyone know why, or if there is a solution.

    Thanks
    Robert

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    RE: RTF, extra box character

    Is is probably an unprintable cagaracter (therefore you cannot see it in design mode)recreate a new rtf to replace it and it should dissappear.

    If not check the font used within that rtf.

    Ron

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    • #3
      RE: RTF, extra box character

      I found the problem. I had a space after each field, therefore what the report was printing was the character for a blank space.

      I think that is a bug in Alpha. If there is a space after the field, and the field is blank, Alpha should either live a blank line with a blank space or shift the next line up without printing a box character.

      Thanks
      Robert

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      • #4
        RE: RTF, extra box character

        Possibly. On the other hand maybe Alpha Five was trying hard to print the blank space using font specs furnished in the layout which is not available to the current system or printer. I think the box character is intended to inform the user that there's a mismatch of this type when this happens.

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