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I am encountering a problem when I modify the properties of labels and text boxes using VBA code. If I make an object’s visible property to false it does disappear however it still seems to take up space. I then tried to set the height property to 0 this worked however the detail section appears to be taking up too much space. Next I tried adjusting the Detail Section Height then it appears I am losing some of the auto sizing features of the detail section such as eliminating blanks spaces for bound objects that have no data. What am I doing wrong if someone could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.

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Try setting the fields' and the detail section's Can Grow and Can Shrink properties to TRUE in the report's design view.


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I have those options already set, I guees I should also mention that we are using an access adp file as a front end incase that makes a difference. Basically the way want this report to work is that I have column headers that can start any where on the page, because we have a bunch of other stuff on the page for page and report headers. We haven't figured out yet how to group using ADO as well. I hope that this helps someone to help me.

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I guess I do not understand what exactly you are trying to do. The can grow can shrink should take care of the vertical problem. You seem to want to go horizontal.



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