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How to move a text object very slightly with arrow keys and not snap to grid in Crystal Reports XI

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I can move a text object very slightly with my keyboard arrow keys, up and down, without the object snapping into place on the grid. However this behaviour does not happen in a subreport. I am trying to do verticall allignment on several text objects.
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Right click anywhere on the background of the design surface   and turn off or on  "Snap To Grid".

Options Screen  File->Options menu , set the Grid Options found on the Layout Tab.


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by:vasto
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Right click on the first object and select "Size and Position", check what is the X and Y values. Right click the object you want to adjust -> "Size and Position" - set the same X or Y value. You can set also Width and Height of the objects.
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You have to be editting the subreport.

Double click it to open it in edit mode
or
right click the subreport
 click edit subreport

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by:James0628
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In addition to what the others said, if you want to align some fields with another field in the same report/subreport, you can select the fields that you want to align, and select the field that you want to align them with last, and then right-click and use one of the Align options.  You can select multiple-fields in the usual Windows ways - Hold Control (or Shift) and click, or drag a box around them.

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by:Ido Millet
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If you hold down the Alt key, it temporarily disables snap-to-grid, so you can move an item smoothly without snap to grid.
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by:bobfike
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Thanks for all your suggestions. None of them worked by the way. They all probably would have worked except I had Guidelines turned on. Once I removed all horizontal and vertical guidelines I was able to move the fields smoothly with the keyboard arrow keys.
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I picked this as the solution because it would have worked if I didn't have Guidelines turned on an it was the first good response.
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