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I am trying to print a page of two columns containing 10 records per page. Each record has 15 fields, one below the other in this layout. Sometimes some of the lower fields are blank. I think I've tried everything to eliminate the space between records using the sliding option. I've even created a blank non-printing field below all the printing fields as the field to slide up from. No dice; I still have big holes in my printouts.

I'd appreciate some experienced advice, please.

TestLayout.pdf

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From your output, it looks like your printing a portal that displays in rows of 10. If this is the case portals can't shrink that way.

If not, do you have blank records, cuz blank records will not srink either (You must filter them out with a find 1st)

Charles

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Flora (if you're still tuned in),

I found one comment odd in your post: "I've even created a blank non-printing field below all the printing fields as the field to slide up from." You shouldn't need to add a field *below* the ones you want to slide up. I'm not sure what "sliding up *from*" would mean -- each field needs to slide up *toward* the fields above it. Make sure to choose "only directly above" and "also reduce the size of the enclosing part".

Also make sure that you don't have a stray bit of invisible graphic or text field towards the bottom of your layout's body section. Even if that element has sliding on, the space between the other elements and whatever's at the bottom will be preserved...

BTW, I assume a "field" is the whole string like: "09/22/03 PHA 3 5f1/2 FT 23 55 38 D"

Otherwise it wouldn't make sense to say there were 10 *records* on a page (in fact there were eight sets of such strings on the pdf you provided).

Usually, such a data string would indicate a portal row, itself composed of several fields, hence Charles' reaction. Clearly, there's a lot of data of various types packed into what you're calling one field...

Anyway, if you just want to solve the printing problem, the most useful thing to upload would be not the printout pdf, but a screenshot taken in layout mode. In layout mode, turn on View>Show>Sliding Objects and do an Edit>Select All... then use whatever screenshot mechanism you have (on Mac OS X I use Shift-Apple-4 to get a shot to the clipboard and save and crop in graphics program, but I don't know what you'd use).

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