It appears to have been the "Can grow" that was doing me in. If I take it off, adjacent sections on the one report I tried do seem to close up. However, I have to have one field at the top of most group footers set to "Can Grow", or make it's height more than I think is necessary to house a simple dashed line ("-------------"); it's the line separating the detail entries from the total. If I make it not much higher than the dashes, and "Can Grow" is 'no', the line disappears on viewing the report. There is obviously some minimum height below which one cannot go even when the value in the control has nearly no height itself (like dashes).Originally posted by downwitchyobadself
Don, I must beg to differ. There is absolutely zero space between my controls from a header to a detail, or from a detail to a footer.
There is no reason to turn on CanGrow unless necessary. Also turn it off in each section unless there's a growing control. That's probably the source of your problem, but I'd have to know more about your report configuration and the data inside it before I could say for sure.
I rarely get stroppy in posts, but here goes: Frankly, I don't much like the tone of your posts. You are wrong, and you are doing something wrong. Saying "it's always been like that" is only proof that you've not looked hard enough for a solution. We're all here to find solutions, however tricky the questions; I tackle some (much meaner) Access stuff than this on a daily basis with people here, and we work it out, together, and using a combination of curiosity and guesswork to do so. If you're not willing to work through the steps to solve the problem, then please don't ask for our help.