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Can you put a Text Object within a Text Object in Crystal?

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Can you put a Text Object within a Text Object?

I have several database fields, but I'll use 3 for an example: Make, Model, Color.

Each of the fields is in its own Text Box with a header  like "Make:  {database.Make}."  The Text Box is suppressed so if there is a null value (i.e., no Make), nothing in the Make text box would print.  If I hadn't used the text box, and  the Make was null it would still print "Make:"    with a blank for where the Make name would go (if there were one). [the Bold print has nothing to do with it, just added it for clarity].

So, if all the elements are there it looks like this:

Make:  Chevy        Model:   Impala       Color:  Silver

If the Make has no value, it looks like
                               Model:   Impala       Color:  Silver      

I want it to look like
Model:  Impala        Color: Silver

So i thought I could put all 3 text boxes into one (bigger) text box.  I'm not finding that possible.  Is it?  And if so, what do I need to do?

Thanks!
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