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Can Grow, Shrink
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   9 months ago

Can Grow & Can Shrink Properties in Reports

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In this video, I'll teach you how to use the Can Grow and Can Shrink properties in Microsoft Access Reports so that you can eliminate empty vertical space in a customer report if there are no notes specified on that record.

Corinne from Rome, Italy (a Platinum Member) asks: I have a simple customer report. I want to see First Name, Last Name, and Notes. If there are Notes, I want them to all display. That works fine. If there are NO Notes, I want the report to resize so there isn't as much wasted space. How can I do this?


Members will learn how to display the "Notes" label next to the Notes field, but hide it if there are no Notes. We will also learn how to display an image (picture) if one exists, but hide it if there isn't one.

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Michelle Seidelin 
8 months ago
Hello Richard for some reason on the invoice that was built in expert eight I think maybe expert 9 I have a field called suburb I have set the properties correctly and the section but it will not shrink Do you have anything to suggest to look at we are lie on you and the other people who have acknowledge to help us people who don't have the knowledge like you do and Alex and others Read More...
Kevin Robertson
8 months ago
Hi Michelle,
Michelle Seidelin
8 months ago
Hello Richard

I have tripled checked but properties and the field that is not shrinking and all places and definitely size cans shrink but it is not I have made sure there's nothing across from it to prevent its shrinking as you taught when you taught us how to make these invoices then expert level 8 and 9 do you have any suggestions it would be interesting to know if your database does do the same with the same data this is the last record in customer T at last invoice which is paid
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Lwm Harmsma 
9 months ago
Showing the video from yesterday ...
Richard Rost
9 months ago
Thank you. Fixed it. You know that's the 2nd day in a row I've done that. I must be losing my marbles. :)
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