I don't see a lot of these in use lately (thankfully). But if you come across a Note data type, Crystal has special ways of dealing with them;
After inserting the field, you may specify whether or not it "can grow"
(meaning vertically) by going to the fields' Formatting page and
selecting "Can Grow". You may also specify how many lines it "can grow"
- Certain databases keep their notes in HTML format, in which
case the output will look garbled. You may, again, go to the fields'
Formatting page and go to the Paragraph Formatting tab, then select a
"Text Interpretation". Choices include HTML and RTF (Rich Text Format).