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Grid formatting question [message #657469] Wed, 02 March 2011 16:06 Go to next message
Mike Wulkan is currently offline Mike Wulkan
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I have a 2 X n grid. Within each cell I want to have a header area, a body area and a footer area. I tried to achieve this by creating a 1X3 grid in each cell but I can't figure out how to get the header to be at the top and the footer to be at the bottom of the outer grid cell and have the body area dynamically size to make up the difference.
When I run with this my footers end up all over the place and often aren't displayed at all because the body pushes them out of the enclosing cell.
Re: Grid formatting question [message #657487 is a reply to message #657469] Wed, 02 March 2011 18:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Mike,

Are you setting the height for the grid? If you have a 3x1 you can set
the height for the each grid row where the center may be something like
7 inches, that leaves 1.5 inches minus margins to do the header and footer.

Jason

On 3/2/2011 4:06 PM, Mike Wulkan wrote:
> I have a 2 X n grid. Within each cell I want to have a header area, a
> body area and a footer area. I tried to achieve this by creating a 1X3
> grid in each cell but I can't figure out how to get the header to be at
> the top and the footer to be at the bottom of the outer grid cell and
> have the body area dynamically size to make up the difference. When I
> run with this my footers end up all over the place and often aren't
> displayed at all because the body pushes them out of the enclosing cell.
Re: Grid formatting question [message #657650 is a reply to message #657487] Thu, 03 March 2011 10:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mike Wulkan is currently offline Mike Wulkan
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That is essentially what I was trying to do, however I think the gotcha is when you have a dynamic text field. All my other cells line up as expected but the cell that contains a dynamic text field throws off the alignment of the footer cell. I've tried leaving the height automatic and setting it explicitly but when a dynamic text field is present it seems to just muck things up.
Re: Grid formatting question [message #657663 is a reply to message #657650] Thu, 03 March 2011 10:25 Go to previous message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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Mike,

Can you reproduce the issue with a sample report I can run to test it?

Jason

On 3/3/2011 10:22 AM, Mike Wulkan wrote:
> That is essentially what I was trying to do, however I think the gotcha
> is when you have a dynamic text field. All my other cells line up as
> expected but the cell that contains a dynamic text field throws off the
> alignment of the footer cell. I've tried leaving the height automatic
> and setting it explicitly but when a dynamic text field is present it
> seems to just muck things up.
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