Adding additional columns to an existing Crystal Report

Hi,
   I'm working on Crystal Reports XI.I've a report built on a Stored Procedure.The report is well formatted and is working absolutely fine.Now, there's a requirement to add 3 columns somewhere in the middle of the existing report structure.

  I found it hard to add them.This required moving the existing columns from left to right, in order to accommodate the new columns and i had to move from columns on the extreme right and move adjust all the widths etc.
 
  I have worked on Business Objects and adding a column was such an easy thing there.
 Is there an easy way to add columns to the existing structure and at the same time, not spoiling it?

Please advise.

Thanks!
 
pvsbandiAsked:
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LinInDenverCommented:
None that I am aware of, although I make sure I am always snapping to grid - it makes moving columns easier for me, I guess because the fields move around much faster when they are "hopping" to the next grid mark.

This option is available under File | Options, check box for Snap to Grid. I use a small grid size - 0.083 for most of my reports since I am dealing with a lot of columns.

Moving fields, once you have them selected on screen you can use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move them left,right,up,down.

Resizing fields, I select a field and then use shift+arrow to change the dimensions of a field.

I hope these tips help, and I'm curious to see what others report back with!
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mlmccCommented:
I agree.  You can move several at a time but there is no way to simply drop one between two and have them move to accomodate the new field.

mlmcc
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pvsbandiAuthor Commented:
Thanks mates! Feels good atleast to know the shortcomings of the tool.
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