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Leave a blank field out of access report

Posted on 2011-09-09
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I have an access report that I use to print address labels - it pulls data from a table that has the usual "Address1" "address2"  "City" etc - often there is no data in the "address2" field.
When the labels print this leaves a blank line between "Address1" and "City". I want to be able to leave out the "address2" field when it is blank and have the fields below move up to fill the blank space - any advice on how to do this?
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It's been a while since I've done this but I think on the detail part of the report i you choose properties there should be "can shrink" and "can grow" properties.  If you set both of these to yes I believe that will do what you want.
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XLITS - I tried this and it doesn't seem to make any difference
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Rey Obrero earned 500 total points
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you need to use some codes with the can shrink property, see this link

How to eliminate white space in reports with CanShrink and code in Access
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=299011
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Not exactly what I was looking for - and providing a link is hardly worth 500 points - but it will do the job
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.. then, you should have not accepted the comment.
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I will know in future
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i also remember those...
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capricorn1: -
Just so I am not misunderstood - I do thank you for the solution - it worked for me (with some tweeking because I had to translate it into an SQL query) - my comment on the shortness of your contribution was not meant as an insult - also - I accepted the answer because it worked  and I want to move on - I am not familiar with the protocol for not accepting an answer - I meant exactly what I said  - "I will know in future" - by this I mean I will look up the protocol and apply it in future.
Sorry if I caused annoyance
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