macbeth wrote:Thanks but it didn't work. I just want text to wrap in a field called "description". Like you said, right now it shows the first part of the text and then a red triangle. I can make the fields higher, and the longer text fits but then every line is double spaced whether it needs to be or not. Clear as mud? Thank you!
Since Base Reports can't cope with text wrap, one possible workround would be to put the description in a seperate table. So if your main table was called eg TblPerson and had PersonID (Primary Key Field), FirstName, Surname, your Description table would have DescriptionID (primary key field) LineNo, PersonID, DescriptText. It's fiddly, but it could be made to work. Ensure that PersonID in this second table is a required field and link it to TblPerson in the Relationship window.
Restrict DescriptionText so that it can contain no more characters than the desired width of the field in your report. It's not perfect, but it may just work. I'll have to have a play with that myself.