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Crystal Reports not print HTML

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I am working on the design of a Crystal Report, version 11, and I am having problems with getting a field to print the HTML. The same exact piece of data will print in another report, same version of Crystal, and as far as I can tell all the formatting is the same and the HTML prints just fine. The field right after it is also HTML and it is printing as expected. One thing I will say about the other report where it does print, they are printing in columns, not sure if that would really make a difference.

I am about to pull what little bit of hair that I have left out and really need some help with this very strange problem.

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:Peggy Bakos
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by:mlmcc
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I assume you have the field set to interpret as HTML
Right click the field
Click FORMAT FIELD
Check the PARAGRAPH tab

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by:Peggy Bakos
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Yes, I do have it set to interpret as HTML. One is printing fine the other won't print at all.
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by:mlmcc
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When you say won't print at all is the field blank on the report or do you get some of the text?

Do you have the field set to GROW?

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by:Peggy Bakos
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It prints absolutely nothing and yes I have it set to GROW. Just to make sure that there was something there I looked at the data on SQL Server and then also had just the raw HTML print, no in interpret and the data with all the mark-ups printed.

I do understand that Crystal does not interpret all of the HTML but like I said the same string of data will print in another report, which is in columns, and will not print in this report. I have verified that all the text formatting is the same in both reports. I don't know if there is something at the report level that I don't know about as far as the formatting goes.
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by:mlmcc
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Try removing the field from the report.
Save the report and run it.

Add the field back into the report.

mlmcc
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Peggy Bakos earned 0 total points
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Thank you for all your suggestions but it turns out there was actually no data between the HTML tags, there wasn't supposed to be and it is a blank field. I have to say that I feel pretty stupid regarding this but sometimes a good nights sleep is what it takes to resolve the issue. I verified by looking at the process in the display that it comes from and sure enough it is blank. Next time I will know to look there as well.

Again, thank you and have a great day.
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