How to remove blank space in conditionally suppressed Page Footer?

Hello,

I have an issue when trying to CONDITIONALLY format the Page Footer. The purpose is to remove the Blank Space that the Page Footer reserves on my Report Header. It works fine when I just check the suppress checkbox, however when trying to conditionally suppress it using pagenumber = 1 the white space is still there.

I have searched every forum available and found this to be a bug, yet a workaround was also presented with the can grow property and sections on one line (This I cannot get working since my textbox is multiline.).

Is there another way to get around this or am I just looking at it the wrong way?
damir_johnAsked:
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wykabryanCommented:
Page footer reserves on your report header.. the only way this is possible is if you are using a subreport.

On a stand-alone report pagenumber = 1 works in 10 and 12.. The only thing I can think of is turn it into a boolean expression.. if pagenumber = 1 then true else false.
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damir_johnAuthor Commented:
I'm not using a subreport. However, I have tried that syntax before but that didn't work either nor does it now. Any other suggestions?
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wykabryanCommented:
how do you get a footer then in the report header? The report header only prints one time at the beginning of the report, and the footer is always on the bottom of every page. Maybe I am overthinking it but it would be rather confusing. heheh
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damir_johnAuthor Commented:
To answer your question, I have no idea why it does this. Well attached is a dummyReport that simulates the issue I have with my report. After you've seen it it's probably a dumb mistake I've made. (Then afterwards you can all point fingers at me.)

Couldnt attach the .rpt file through the upload.
So you can get it here instead: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EF68VTBS
Conditional-Suppression.jpg
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wykabryanCommented:
yeah I see the problem exact. Your report header is so big that the first page footer doesnt happen until page 2. pagenumber = 1 will never work.

If you look at the your report header it takes up 11.5 inches, which is a standard piece of paper. when I shorten up your report header to say 5inchs.. the page footer does not show up.

:)
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damir_johnAuthor Commented:
Then how do I get an entire front page without using the report header?
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wykabryanCommented:
If you have to have the report header like that, then you wont need to have the pagenumber = 1 thing because it will never show up on the first page. :)
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fslatteryCommented:
Instead of making the report header one whole page, you could try setting the "new page after" checkbox in the section expert for the report header.
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damir_johnAuthor Commented:
Tried your suggestions, however couldn't get any of them working. So instead I rebuild and used a group detail as a footer.
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wykabryanCommented:
what was it that you could get to work? Your report header was to big for anything else to fit on page one so you would never get a footer on page 1. Also, if you put the footer stuff in the grouping footer you run the risk of possibly duplicating the footers because of the grouping.
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wykabryanCommented:
what was it that you could get to work? Your report header was to big for anything else to fit on page one so you would never get a footer on page 1. Also, if you put the footer stuff in the grouping footer you run the risk of possibly duplicating the footers because of the grouping.
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