Vertical Alignment in Fields

Using Crystal Reports 2008 to design a report:

I would like to VERTICALLY align text in a field. (Centred vertically).

I know you can format fields and set horizontal alignment, either by selecting from a drop down or using a conditional format.

Why is there no option to set vertical alignment?? Doesn't anyone ever need to do this? (Searching through dozens of internet forums, it seems yes, but no conclusive answers to this problem have been offered).

What is the alignment constant (mentioned in help section: "Alignment Constants") "crCenteredVertically" for?? How and where is it used?

For that matter, why does the Object Size & Position dialogue box offer to place a condition on the X (horizontal) position but not on the Y (vertical) position. This would have been a good workaround.

ANY SUGGESTIONS? Thanks in advance!

NB: I have do NOT require the field to grow. But I would like the text to move within the boundaries of the field (using a formula to generate a text string which contains between 5 and 7 lines of text)

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