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Report Layout - How to eliminate empty space when fields in a report are blank?

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Report Layout - How to eliminate empty space when fields in a report are blank?

How to eliminate empty space when fields in a report are blank?

We want the next record to show after the last filled-in field. 

I can't seem to lift the footer, could that be part of the problem? 

Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

 

Thanks,
Lynette

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Re: Report Layout - How to eliminate empty space when fields in a report are blank?

You would set the field property to Can Shrink for each field.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Report Layout - How to eliminate empty space when fields in a report are blank?

Thanks. Unfortunately, all my fields are on "shrink", even the footer. You would think that should work.

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Re: Report Layout - How to eliminate empty space when fields in a report are blank?

Not if the fields overlap at all.

 

There is a third party book with comprehensive training information on the ACT! reports, here is the link.

https://www.packtpub.com/sage-act-2011-dashboard-and-report-cookbook/book

 

Full disclusure I wrote the reports chapters of the book.  The report chapters work for all version of the ACT! program since ACT! 2007.

Roy Laudenslager
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ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Re: Report Layout - How to eliminate empty space when fields in a report are blank?

I did correct that heading under each record. So only the space between each record needs to be fixed. See looking at some "canned" reports

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Re: Report Layout - How to eliminate empty space when fields in a report are blank?

You have to be careful of the individual field height and placement.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129