Spacing

AustinL

Board Regular
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
58
I am trying to run a report or query that includes spacing. I have a report that sums a client's services and billable amount. When I print out the query or report each client is under the next. I need a few lines or spacing to break it up and make it easier to read and have space availabe for notes. Can anybody explain how I could accomplish this?
 

Excel Facts

Enter current date or time
Ctrl+: enters current time. Ctrl+; enters current date. Use Ctrl+: Ctrl+; Enter for current date & time.

Joe4

MrExcel MVP, Junior Admin
Joined
Aug 1, 2002
Messages
63,390
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
On the report, just leave blank space in your detail section under where you placed your fields (increase the size of the Detail section to extend below your fields).

You don't have that kind of option with a query.
 

AustinL

Board Regular
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
58
Jmiskey,
I tried that however it adds a space in between each entry. I would like a space in between each different client. For example:

Jim - job 1
Jim - job 2
Jim - job 3



Ken- job 1
ken- job 2



Bob - job 1
bob - job 2
 

Joe4

MrExcel MVP, Junior Admin
Joined
Aug 1, 2002
Messages
63,390
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
On the report, click on the Grouping button, and elect to group on your Client field. Elect to show both the Group Header and Group Footer. Then add the fields to the Group Header section, with NO extra spacing. Then, just have blank space in the Group Footer. Then it will only print the blank spaces after each group (client).
 

AustinL

Board Regular
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
58

ADVERTISEMENT

jmiskey,
Thanks it worked great! my next addition is that i need to add a total and thats where I am lost. For example again:

Jim - job 1
Jim - job 2
jim - job 3
Total 2345



ken job 1
ken job 2
total 321
 

Joe4

MrExcel MVP, Junior Admin
Joined
Aug 1, 2002
Messages
63,390
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Put that in the group footer as well, at the top with the blank space below it.
 

AustinL

Board Regular
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
58

ADVERTISEMENT

how do i do that? sorry, i am somewhat new to all of this.
 

Joe4

MrExcel MVP, Junior Admin
Joined
Aug 1, 2002
Messages
63,390
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Take a look at this item in Access help. It tells you how to build calculated text boxes for things like SUMs or other calulcations. Simply type this expression into Access help and click enter.

Create a calculated control on a form or report
 
Master Excel Bundle

Excel contains over 450 functions, with more added every year. That’s a huge number, so where should you start? Right here with this bundle.

Forum statistics

Threads
1,164,546
Messages
5,838,021
Members
430,526
Latest member
NiceGuyWithExcel2007

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top