Pin text to exact location
I've been beating on this report for the last 5 hours and I'm still getting garbage. I have a table inside my report. By the stupid thing won't stay where I put it. The first page of the report displays exactly where I placed the table on the page. The second and all subsequent pages move the entire table to the top of the stupid page, which is where I did NOT put it. How do I get the table to stay in the precise location on the piece of paper where I put it and stop moving around? The position property on the data set is: 0.10416in, 0.62723in The position property of the table is: 0.10416in, 0.62723in The position property of the text box in the first row of the table is greyed out and set to 0in, 0in That is the problem. When I go to page 2, the first row suddenly shifts to the top edge of the page instead of staying put, in the exact location that it was in on page 1. Mike Hotek
November 11th, 2010 2:48am

Hi, Try Embeding your Tables within Rectangles . On the Right toolbox. Drag the Rectangle to the layout and then drag your table within the Rectangle. You may want to play around with it. Cheers! Regards, PS
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November 11th, 2010 2:54am

Thanks. This was just one of the formatting problems that I wasted a LOT of time on. After spending 6 and a half hours trying to get SSRS to generate an extremely simple report (1 field from a database, 1 row per page with static text above and below the row - similar to a course completion certificate) and just getting junk out of it, I threw in the towel and built a mail merge template in Word and now everything prints exactly where I put it on the page. It also puts the page breaks where I want it and lets me format the document how I want. Took me 10 minutes to build this in Word. Reminded me just how much I hate report writers and how they fall flat on their face when you try to do something outside of clicking and accepting the defaults to display a plain vanilla tabular report.Mike Hotek
November 11th, 2010 11:01am

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