Table border not printing

When a table continues over multiple pages and the border is turned on in the table it may not always print on the top or the bottom of the table on every page.  To correct this, turn off the border in the table and turn on the border in the body.  Change the border color to gray to match the grid lines.

Tip:

  1. Properties Dialog BoxSelect the table section.
  2. On the menu, select Format/Border and Background.
  3. Select “None” for both the border and the background.
  4. Select “Ok” to close the properties window.
  5. Select the body section without the table (sometimes it is easier to get at it, if you move the right margin over some and then move it back when you are done).
  6. On the menu, select Format/Border and Background.
  7. If the Background is set to “Default,” select “None.”
  8. Set the Border to the following settings:
    Custom
    Color “gray”
    Width “1 pt”
    Style “Solid”
  9. Select “Ok” to close the properties window.

Make sure the body section is as close to the table section as possible to keep the gaps between the table and the border as small as possible.  However, a small gap is better than no border.

You may have to move some groupings out of the body into group headers.  It depends on how the report was originally written.  With this method, only the table can be in the body section.

Last updated: October 15, 2013

Last updated: October 15, 2013