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Infoview incorrectly displays field length from Crystal reports

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In Crystal Reports I am able to shorten a field if I don't want the whole thing to display (such as if a field is too long for the space available in a report). But even when I shorten the field display in Crystal Reports, it still shows the entire field (which I don't want) in Infoview.

I could make formulas to just display the first N characters, but this is clunky and annoying. Is there something wrong with Infoview or is there a setting I missed?
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I should have mentioned already I do not have "can grow" checked on the field format.  In fact, I tried it both ways and Infoview ignores it.
Example:
What the field contains:   Customer Verylong Name
What I want to display (and what Crystal Displays):     Customer Verylon
What Infoview displays:  Customer Verylong Name
So of course it runs into the next column of data.
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It must be an Infoview problem because Crystal doesn't allow fields to grow in width only in height.

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I was afraid that was the answer but thought I would at least see if there was something I was missing.  Thanks anyway!

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mlmcc was on the right track.  The answer is to format the field and select "Can Grow" on the Common tab. Then you can either let the field be "taller" or you can set a limit of 1 line and it will just display the shorter text.
Am awarding the points to mlmcc because he had the right idea in the first place.

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Please see my last comment for the complete solution.  MLMCC deserves the points because he got me going in the right direction.  Thanks!
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