Report's Memo Text Box causes alignment problems

pbassett

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I have created a Columnar report related to student financial information using the Wizard. After 2 rows of Demo info, there are 3 financial aid text boxes on the left side of the report: total charges (text), monthly payment (text), and itemized awards (memo). The right side of the report, at the same height as total charges, has one text box: itemized missing documents (memo).

For some reason, if the missing documents text box has more than 1 entry, then the itemized awards text box Top is lowered to exactly after the end of the missing documents box. It's as of the missing documents box size dictates the Top of the itemized awards text box, even though they are seemingly completely unrelated.

Is the Top of the left memo box of side-by-side memo boxes influenced by its right counterpart? If so, is there a work-around to what seems to be a bug?
 

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Andrew Fergus

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I don't think this is a bug - more of a formatting issue. Check the properties of the memo box - it sounds like the 'Can Grow' property has been set to 'Yes'. So when this expands to fit multiple records, it drags the other items down with it. Try maually expanding the memo box to allow it to show multiple lines and the issue may go away. If I have misunderstood can you post an image of the report, as well as the properties of the memo box?
Andrew
 

pbassett

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Thanks! When I expanded the Missing Docs box to be the same height as the entire left side (which is comprised of 3 text boxes), the problem went away. Also, Can Grow is Yes. On the rare occasion that the student is missing more docs than the entire left side (that has a text box of financial award items, which themselves can be up to 5 or more) then I suppose it will push down the left. Will have to see with a larger sample size.
I would like to post the report but I only see an Img option here which implies I need to post the image to a website. Can I just paste the image somehow?
 

Andrew Fergus

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It sounds like you now have it sorted. If you search on Google for 'free image service' there are plenty of choices.
Andrew
 

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