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Removing orphan space at Page bottom

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I know I've solved this before but can for the life of me recall how.

I'm printing a sub-summary report, all good, but between the final record on a page and the Footer is a blank band of whitespace that goes unfilled because it's not large enough to fit the next record. I just want it to be the same color as the footer section.  Can someone remind me how?

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trailing grand summary?

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Hmmm . . . not sure I follow you.  Not managing to get it to work . . .

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Try adding a trailing grand summary part to your layout. Give it the same fill color as your footer and reduce its height to minimum. 

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P.S. I am unable to reproduce the problem as shown in your screenshot. For me, the blank space above the footer is filled with the fill color of the part above the footer.

 

 

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Hmmm.... not having any effect.  All my parts have solid fills -- black for the Headers and grey for everything else. Can you spot anything here?  I'm trying to open up all sorts of old file trying to find how I did this before, with no luck....  

The sub-summary text and horizontal rule are set to slide up . . .

 

 

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Have a look at the attached file. It has two report layouts, one with a trailing grand summary and one without. If you sort the records and enter Preview mode, you should see this:

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in the layout without a trailing grand summary and this:

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in the layout with the grand summary part.

BlankSpaceColor.fmp12

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comment, thanks for the file.  So, in your file, when I go to the layout with no grand summary, it looks fine.  When I go to the layout with one it also looks fine -- if I change the grand summary to the same blue color, it previews just like the other one.

. . . but in my file, I've tried it both ways, and I still get that white gap above the footer.

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AHA!  Mystery solved -- I'm doing a little work adding a few reports on a database just recently converted to .fmp12, and so it is in the 'Classic' theme.  When I change to a proper theme, the problem goes away, so this is just an artifact of that obsolete layout style. 

It's not a huge issue, we can live with the gaps for this report.  

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