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Crystal Reports aligning column headers to the bottom

Dear Experts,

I'm sure someone has soldved this in the past but we're in a quandy at present.
We are using Crysal Reports XI.

We have several reports with two line column headings, as they need to be on two lines to fit in.

E.g


                  Cost
                  Totals            Total
=============================================

We want them bottom aligned so they are closest to the columns to which they belong. However dear old Crysal Reports likes top align them, e.g.

                  Cost              Total
                  Totals            
=============================================


Is there an easy way to solve this?

With thanks,

Ed








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edhasted
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bdreed35Commented:
Double click the Total column heading so that you can edit the text inside.
Position the cursor before the word "Total" and then hit the Enter key to force the word to start on the second line.
They will line up now if the tops of the 2 headings are lined up and both are the same height.
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wykabryanCommented:
Yeap that is the only way. Kinda cheesy, but works great.
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mlmccCommented:
The other way assuming they are separate text objects would be to make them only as tall as necessary then align the bottoms of the fields.

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edhastedAuthor Commented:
Will try these this morning - thanks.

Ed
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edhastedAuthor Commented:
My fault for not being more explicit - the literals actually derive from database fields which pull the data out of an XML file.

Is there still a workaround?

With thanks,

Ed
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wykabryanCommented:
Yes, I believe bdreed35's way will still work because it is a column heading.  If you cant get it to work with the default column headings, you can delete the heading and create your own.
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edhastedAuthor Commented:
Apologies for the tardy response - this did in fact did deal with the issue and sorry for not closing this question before.

Thank you,

Ed Hasted
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