Adding additional columns to an existing Crystal Report

   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.

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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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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.

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