Monday, January 30, 2012

Crystal Reports : Aligning Objects within the Designer

Here is an oldy but a goody;

For reports that need to look like spreadsheets, or where your fields need to line up precisely, you will want to learn the Align menu.

Here is the way it works; you can Align a group of selected Objects to share the same:

- Left hand side, Right hand side
- Midpoints, baselines, etc

To make this happen, find two fields you want to Align.

1. Select both of them using CTRL-Clicking. Select the field that NEEDS TO BE ALIGNED FIRST.

2. From the top level menu, select Format | Align | Lefts (for instance)

You'll notice that all your selected objects now share the left hand side with the LASTLY SELECTED ITEM. If you get your order screwed up, simply hit CTRL-Z to undo, then try again!