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Trouble getting memo field printout exactly the same layout as theform

My client insists that the printed copy of text entered into a memo
field have EXACTLY the same layout as it appears on the screen.
I found I had to eliminate the vertical scroll bar. Then I copied the
memo field from the form to the report. I verified that the font and
font size (MS Sans serif 8) were the same. However, the text shows
differently. On the printed version, more text shows on the line than
in the form.

Suggestions?

Bob
Feb 28 '08 #1
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Bob Alston wrote:
My client insists that the printed copy of text entered into a memo
field have EXACTLY the same layout as it appears on the screen.
I found I had to eliminate the vertical scroll bar. Then I copied the
memo field from the form to the report. I verified that the font and
font size (MS Sans serif 8) were the same. However, the text shows
differently. On the printed version, more text shows on the line than
in the form.

Suggestions?

Bob
Is it possible you have CanGrow set in the report? If so, set that
property to False.
Feb 28 '08 #2
Salad wrote:
Bob Alston wrote:
>My client insists that the printed copy of text entered into a memo
field have EXACTLY the same layout as it appears on the screen.
I found I had to eliminate the vertical scroll bar. Then I copied the
memo field from the form to the report. I verified that the font and
font size (MS Sans serif 8) were the same. However, the text shows
differently. On the printed version, more text shows on the line than
in the form.

Suggestions?

Bob
Is it possible you have CanGrow set in the report? If so, set that
property to False.
But that wouldn't change the layout of text left to right.
Feb 28 '08 #3
Bob Alston wrote:
Salad wrote:
>Bob Alston wrote:
>>My client insists that the printed copy of text entered into a memo
field have EXACTLY the same layout as it appears on the screen.
I found I had to eliminate the vertical scroll bar. Then I copied
the memo field from the form to the report. I verified that the font
and font size (MS Sans serif 8) were the same. However, the text
shows differently. On the printed version, more text shows on the
line than in the form.

Suggestions?

Bob
Is it possible you have CanGrow set in the report? If so, set that
property to False.
But that wouldn't change the layout of text left to right.
Feb 29 '08 #4
Bob Alston wrote:
Bob Alston wrote:
>Salad wrote:
>>Bob Alston wrote:

My client insists that the printed copy of text entered into a memo
field have EXACTLY the same layout as it appears on the screen.
I found I had to eliminate the vertical scroll bar. Then I copied
the memo field from the form to the report. I verified that the
font and font size (MS Sans serif 8) were the same. However, the
text shows differently. On the printed version, more text shows on
the line than in the form.

Suggestions?

Bob

Is it possible you have CanGrow set in the report? If so, set that
property to False.

But that wouldn't change the layout of text left to right.
I copied a field on a form that was a memo to a report and plugged in a
bunch of nonsense into the memo field. When the size of the boxes were
the same I was able to display more data in the report's memo even tho
they were the same size. So I needed to shrink the size of the memo in
the report and finally got them to display the same data.

So the only thing I can think of is to make the report's memo a tad bid
smaller.
Feb 29 '08 #5

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