When inserting "notes" fields into a Crystal Report, some things must be considered:
1. 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"
2. 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).
Pro Tip: When "Can Grow" is enabled, the notes field will write "over" anything directly below it, so consider using "Insert Section Below" if anything needs to go here!