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Hi all, I am constuffulated trying to find why a particular text field will not print its contents. The contents are visible in both Layout and Browse mode and the Object Visibility is NOT selected to hide when printing. There is no Conditional Formatting applied and the "Hide Object When" condition is not activated. I have placed a duplicate of the field in the header and the data shows there for the selected record but it does not show in the body. The second screenshot is Browse Mode and the third is Preview

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Sadly no. The screenshots are from the same layout so it would be one pixel over in both browse and preview., but thank you for the thought.

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I suggest you make a copy of your file, remove everything except the one layout and two or three fields, one of which is the problematic field, and post the file here. Otherwise all you will get are guesses.


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Thank you comment, I was working on the file when you posted and have just discovered the problem. There is another invisible field on the layout which is obscuring the OrderNo


I have now rebuilt the layout and the field contents are now visible.

Thank you for you attention

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