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Merge two fields and having different fontsize

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I do have a field [Info] and one field [from]. I a report, I want to merge this two field into one. Having both next to each other does look ugly regarding the varying length.

In the merged field, I want to show the [Info]text in FontSize 10 and the [from] txt in FontSize 6. How to do?

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ColumA
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by:Paurths
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hi ColumA,

hope i am wrong , but...
no can do.

like i said, hope i am wrong.
cheers
Ricky
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by:jean062597
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hi, i agree with paurths, i think it's not possible. you'll have to do away with having the same font size with the merge field. :)

good luck!

jean
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by:DanielBlais
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merge them in a query

like
"select [a] & [b] as ab from tableab"

use ab in your report
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I merge them in the report and have tried like

me.txt = [info]&" "& Format([from];"FontSize 6")

but this shows me.txt in the same Font.
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by:DanielBlais
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oh, I didn't see that they must have different font size.

So, you need to label and recalculate the position in vba.
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Labeling the fields and then merge does not work. I belive that it won't work. I leave the question in the hope, that somebody might have an answer.
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by:DanielBlais
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I did a typing mistake.  You need TWO labels or text fields.  And you need to recalculate the position.  It works, I already did it.
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ColumA:

>I leave the question in the hope, that somebody might have an answer.

I have the answer. Give me a bit to compose my solution.

-Dennis Borg
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ColumA:

You can best achieve this objective by printing the values from those fields directly onto the report.



Here is my suggestion:

1) If you haven't already, add text boxes for both the Info field and the From field. Set their Visible properties to False.

2) Position the Info text box on the report where you want this combination to appear. The position of the From field does not really matter.

4) Set the Detail Section's OnFormat Property to [Event Procedure], and add the following code to the event procedure:

   CurrentX = Info.Left
   CurrentY = Info.Top
   FontName = Info.FontName
   FontSize = 10
   Print [Info] & "-";
   FontSize = 6
   Print [From]


This will cause the two fields to be printed together, each with their own font size.


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by:hotbudare
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You'll have to use a richtext control ...

HTH/EQTA
T.S.U. Mario Osorio
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by:ColumA
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Thank you Dennis,

your solution works. Pls give me one last hint before I transfer you the points. The [from]comes now on the upper end of the [Info] text. How to get [from]-text on the same line as [Info].

Thank you
ColumA
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We'll use the [From] textbox to control the vertical placement of that text; and we'll still ignore [From]'s horizontal placement.

First, set the FontSize of the textbox [Info] to 10. Then set the FontSize of the textbox [From] to 6. Double-click on the size handles of each, which causes them to be auto-resized (to match the font size).

Next, align [From]'s vertical placement so that the font baseline of the [From] textbox lines up with that of the [Info] text box.

Then, use the following revised code in the detail section's OnFormat event procedure:


  CurrentX = Info.Left
  CurrentY = Info.Top
  FontName = Info.FontName
  FontSize = Info.FontSize
  Print [Info] & "-";
  FontSize = [From].FontSize
  CurrentY = [From].Top
  Print [From]

I believe that should do the trick for you.

You can now use the FontName and the FontSize properties of the [Info] and [From] textboxes to control how [From] and [Info] are printed. The vertical and horizontal position of [Info] controls where the printing starts, and the vertical position of the From field controls the vertical placement of the [From] text.


-Dennis Borg
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Perfect

Thank you Dennis for your help. I added 50 more points for the prompt answer
have a nice wknd
ColumA
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ColumA:

>Perfect
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>Thank you Dennis for your help. I added 50 more points
>for the prompt answer
>have a nice wknd

Well, thank you very much, ColumA. I appreciate it! And I'm glad I could help.

You also have a great weekend. I plan on catching up on some much needed sleep after the past rough weeks. But I also have to quite a bit of work for a client of mine who needs a report developed soon.

Take care and thanks again,

-Dennis Borg
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