Help: group footer not shrinking (bug?)

Help: group footer not shrinking (bug?)

Post by Michael Mil » Wed, 25 Jun 1997 04:00:00

I'm using VFP 5.0.  In a group footer in my report, I have a text field that
will either be blank or contain multiple lines of text.  When the field is
blank, I'd like the footer band to "shrink" appropriately.  After some testing,
I've determined that the field does indeed shrink, but the band doesn't.  
Instead, depending on where the detail lines end on the last page, I will get
an extra unwanted page that prints the blank group footer.  It's not helpful to
me to have a field that can shrink but not a group footer.  I do *NOT* have the
Constant Band Height setting checked.  I found a similar bug documented in
Microsofts Knowledge Base (Q143309 - "FIX: Report Writer Ignores Constant Band
Height"), but it seemed specific to the detail band and the article said that
this was fixed in VFP 5.0.  Any clues?  Is this another bug?

Michael Miles


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