In crystal reports i am trying to print and all the fields shift, I need them to be in a fixed possition

Posted on 2004-11-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
I am working off vb6.0 and crystal report 8.5

I have been printing to a pre-printed paper that has to be extremely accurate where each line goes.  This paper also has very small boxes where only an "X" goes in them to select an item.  If the tip of the "X" is just touching the little square it is invalid.

The problem:
For some reason the "X" and other field shift to the right sometimes to the left, up or down.  It does not shift much, but enough to be out of place.

The complete hard copy form is about 200 different size fields.  i have noticed that when some fields above get populated then it makes like a domino's affect and all the field below start like adjusting and moving.  I have even change from a laser printer with individual sheets to dot matrix with continuous form.  I thought the papers were being slided in the printer.  The same problem occurs with the dot matrix.  The problem seems to be with Crystal reports and me.

I need all the field to be precise in the specified location/possition and not move no matter the size of the previous field.

If anyone can help i will apreciate it.

Question by:Addiel
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    Accepted Solution

    It is possible that the fields that are being populated are marked as "Can Grow" in their properties and the value causes the field to grow in size.  This will cause all fields after it to be moved down.  Simply uncheck this option in the properties.

    Hope this helps.

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