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Report is messed up with 2013 but not 2010

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I'm working with an old database and a report worked fine with Access 2010.  But using Access 2013 the copy on the report is all messed up an unreadable.

I've attached a clip from the report using 2010 and another one using 2013.  Can someone tell me why this might be happening?



Report clip 2010
Report clip 2013
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Question by:SteveL13
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A little odd....are you working with the same copy of the database file, or two different copies?

Jim.
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by:SteveL13
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Same copy.  Two different computers, one with 2010 and the other with 2013.
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by:Richard Daneke
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It appears that the 2013 report has the controls too narrow.
Open the report in the design view or layout view and widen the controls.
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by:SteveL13
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Here is something really strange.  I changed the font to Arial.  It was MS Sans Serif.  I did not have to widen the controls.  And now the report looks fine.  But I have a new issue now and will post a new topic.
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by:Richard Daneke
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Thank you for the feedback.  Then, the issue is in the default fonts between the versions.
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by:SteveL13
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I guess so.  But I really don't understand why the font would make a difference.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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MS Sans Serif I believe is an old raster font where as Arial is a True Type font and will look the same no matter where displayed.

Jim.
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Thank you for the info, Jim.
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