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    Default Allow growth when printing; failure and work around.

    There have been threads which discuss the failure of "Allow growth when printing" for a report field and the only reliable work around suggested the use of a memo field. I have spent a few hours playing with this problem and found another work around.
    I am using the latest build of V9 under both windows 7 and server 2003 with the same results. I have a calculated value which can contain up to 21 words for a total of 273 characters. The field is one line high and for its properties I set: Allow growth when printing, word wrap on, display width = 280 and font = Arial, 8 pt. When the field width is less then half the page width, the "Allow growth" works as expected. But when the field width is more then that, the "Allow growth" function fails. The string appears on only one line and is truncated.
    I have found that this failure is very dependent on the font. Arial, 8 pt fails but Arial, 7 or 9 pt works. This is true for almost all fonts. The only fonts which I found to work all the time are Tahoma and Verdana. Because it took me some time to find this, I hope you find it useful.
    Thanks for reading,
    Irwin

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    Default Re: Allow growth when printing; failure and work around.

    Thanks Irwin, I presume you tried putting the Field inside a RTF on the Report?
    Did that not work?
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    Default Re: Allow growth when printing; failure and work around.

    Hey Ted. No I never tried that and it worked! I created an RTF field on the report and placed the calculated value inside the RTF and the Allow growth when printing worked fine. Thanks so much.
    Irwin

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    Default Re: Allow growth when printing; failure and work around.

    I am glad it worked, and well done for investigating and posting a solution which others will benefit from.
    I had a similar issue a long time back and tried the RTF as the Help Text said it expanded as required.
    It also helps by not printing blank fields.
    Has much underrated Object Properties.
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    Default Re: Allow growth when printing; failure and work around.

    And a beginner (with only 49 posts) does it again! This has been an issue for years and I don't recall ever seeing anyone come up with this solution before.

    It's often amazing what a "new pair of eyes" can find. Nice job and thanks for posting it!

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