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Line Breaks and Character Positions

I use CR 2008 SP0 to create reports with (among others) simple multiple line text fields.

I encounter two problems:


Sometimes the last word of a line gets cut off (last character is missing) this happens in a normal text flow that should continue in a new line automatically, it appears in approx. 20 % of the lines.


The 'points' at the end of a sentence get a wrong position! They normally appear under the last character of the last word of the sentence. Longer sentences make this problem worse.

Note that I use plain text fields, a very common font (Arial) with a size of 11 points (other fonts and sizes don't help neither).

I can always see the correct behavior on the Designer view but in the preview (as well as in the report and any exported document) the problems occur.

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Do you by chance have Crystal Reports installed on XP? I have seen something similar and if I remember correctly it was related to the method to smooth edges of screen fonts. This can be found in Display Properties > Appearance tab > effects. I can rememer which setting caused it but if it is unchecked then check it and try it with the standard or clear type.

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