Changing the page layout to fit data
When you insert data fields in a table, by default, the table expands to accommodate the data. The width of the columns depend on several factors, including the column sizes defined in the template and the data field sizes defined in the original data source.
Figure 2-34 shows an example of a table that uses the default layout. The columns are approximately the same width, even though the data in the state and zip code columns, for example, occupy less space than the data in the Customer and Street Address columns. If you insert many data fields in a table, you probably need to adjust the width of columns to improve the spacing between the columns.
Figure 2-34  
If you intend to print a report or export the report to a page-based format, such as PDF or Word, check the report output in those formats to ensure that all the data fits on the page.
Figure 2-35 shows a portion of the example report in PDF format. The Zip Code column does not fit on the page.
Figure 2-35  
You can change the page layout to better fit the data in your report by using the following techniques:
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