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    Report Add-In's (2003)

    Does anyone know of an add-in for Access Reports that will let you resize the textboxes in preview mode. It drives me nuts having to go back and forth between design and preview to see whether the I got the size right.

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    Re: Report Add-In's (2003)

    I very much doubt such an add-in exists. A report page has to be "drawn" completely before it can be displayed, you can't just edit an element while it is open.

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    Re: Report Add-In's (2003)

    Why are you re-sizing text boxes? As an alternative have you set the CanGrow property to Yes?

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    Re: Report Add-In's (2003)

    The preview mode is exactly that, a preview of what you'll see when the report is printed. It is an image, so there is no way to edit it. You're stuck with doing it the hard way from design view.
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    Re: Report Add-In's (2003)

    Wait for 2007
    in this post http://blogs.msdn.com/access/archive...05/569265.aspx weare told that:

    What You See Is What You Get...
    The core of the feature is as simple as 'you can look at your data while you're authoring the report'. This makes it much easier to visualize the report while you're authoring it, and eliminates switching views to gauge things like whether the data all fits or not. The quickest way to start a new report is to use the Quick Create button, which creates a new simple report with all the fields in the underlying table or query. In this case, I'll select a query from the nav pane and create a simple report (of course I could start from scratch as well - the only difference is that with Quick Creates I get all the columns and delete the ones I don't want, and starting from blank I add the ones I do want).

    I just hope this will be in the final version

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    Re: Report Add-In's (2003)

    Zave,

    This is what I'm looking for. I would upgrade just for this feature. Surely they will keep this in the final version or even something better. Thanks for sharing.

    Kent

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    Re: Report Add-In's (2003)

    Yes, I've used the CanGrow property but it doesn't always do what I need. Sounds like Office 2007 is going to have the answer. Check out the blog report that Zave submitted. Thanks for your suggestion though.

    Kent

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    Re: Report Add-In's (2003)

    There's entirely new technology in 2007, including the report generator, and that changes the capabilities of the product. Nice features like that are quite different froman add-in.
    Charlotte

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    Re: Report Add-In's (2003)

    I am well aware of that- but I was telling to hang in there and this is coming hopefully soon

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