adjust height of text box based on height of another text box.

Posted on 2014-03-20
Last Modified: 2014-03-21
I am using MS Access 2003 to genereate a report.  The report has a sub-report on which I have two fields.  The first field contains a number and the second some text.  In those cases where the text runs onto a second line I would like to adjust the height of the first text box to match.  

I tried adding firsttext.height = secondtext.height in the Detail Format section of the subreport but it does not make a differerence.

I then checked the Detail Print section and at that point the height of the secondtext.height  registers the fact that the text box has grown but I cannot adjust the height of the firsttext since the printing has already started.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem.  I have attached a screen shot which shows how the report currently looks.
Question by:Nemetona
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Expert Comment

ID: 39942989
which event are you using to set the height of the first box?

Author Comment

ID: 39943044
I have the height of the firstbox set to the default, it only changes when the secondbox increases in height and that occurs, currently, in the format detail event.

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Expert Comment

ID: 39943060
Try setting the fontsize the same in both text boxes.

Expert Comment

ID: 39943065
I don't think fonts will help. need to ascertain height of field2 and set field1 on rendering

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