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Superscript and Subscript text in Crystal

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  • I am using Crystal Reports for VS.NET 2003.

    Is there any way to implement superscript and subscript text in Crystal?  For example, I would like to superscript the numeric portion ("235") of the following string:

    "U235 is my favorite isotope"

    The only way I have found to do this is to put the "235" in a separate text field that uses a smaller font size, and overlay it into the gap that I intentionally left in the larger text field.  For display and printing purposes, this works OK, but if a report containing these strings is exported to Excel, the text fields are exported as separate cells, which makes the exported report look funny.

    I can create this string in Word, then cut and paste it into a text field in Crystal (which initially seems to work), but as soon as I click off the field, all the characters in it are converted to the same font size.

    If this can't be done in the current version of Crystal, are there any plans for it to be implemented in future versions?
    Tuesday, July 5, 2005 2:35 PM

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  • Hello,

    This feature is not available in any current shipping version of Crystal Reports and I am not aware of plans to add it for future versions.

    I will pass on your input as an enhancement request.

    Keith - Business Objects
    Friday, July 8, 2005 3:34 PM
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  • Hello,

    This feature is not available in any current shipping version of Crystal Reports and I am not aware of plans to add it for future versions.

    I will pass on your input as an enhancement request.

    Keith - Business Objects
    Friday, July 8, 2005 3:34 PM
    Moderator
  • I would hope this feature would be added.  I'm running into the same problem.  All I want to do is add a superscript after some text.  Super and subscripts appear all over reports of all kinds, and for Crystal NOT to support them is a glaring weakness, in my opinion.
    Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:39 PM
  • I agree that it is a glaring weakness.  I struggle a lot with superscipted text in Crystal because the reports I produce are text and graphical based reports with embedded data, not simple tabular reports.  Often I need to create a floating text object to display superscript.  Problem with the floating objects is that they wander when exporting to pdf, which is a problem I tried to register with Crystal Decisions but it must have fallen on deaf ears.

    So I wonder if B.O. is working on support for superscript in text objects.

    Friday, April 7, 2006 11:53 AM
  • Hello,

     I would like to know if the feature is available in VS 2005 crystal reports???

     

    Thanks

    Sudip

    • Proposed as answer by BeccaWeid Thursday, May 20, 2010 3:35 PM
    Monday, May 19, 2008 1:26 PM
  • My coworker, Steve, just figured out how to get a Service Mark (small SM) into Crystal. 

    Type 2120, highlight it, then do ALT-X. 

    2120 is Unicode for Service Mark, so this series of keystrokes creates the little SM.  

    This can then be pasted into Crystal and Crystal RETAINS the format.

    Thursday, May 20, 2010 3:39 PM
  • It is an incredible glaring weakness. I'm using Crystal 11.5 and it still cannot do superscript and subscript. It acts exactly as described by NuclearNed (you can copy paste it but it's losing the formatting when you click away).

    It's a classic example of Crystal experience to me.
    I'll make it another tiny thing to add to my big bag of reasons to get rid of Crystal Reports.

    Thursday, September 2, 2010 9:18 AM
  • What is the situation at today?

     

    I have the same problem on a report. I want to implement a subscript text for one or more values on the DB.

     

    I have found this suggestion, but it not function:

    http://forums.sdn.sap.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1777673

     

    the metod is that to use the <subscript> tag to memorize the value in the DB  and then set the property of the paragraph to the RTF Text. I try this but the Crystal Report ignore the tag and visualize the text without subscricpt but with tag <subscript>.  

     

    I use Crystal Report v11.5.12.1838

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:15 AM
  • Actually, I just had to superscript something and the way I got it to work is to make a text box with the fieldname I wanted in it (in my case the leasname). Then I duplicated the text box and added the field I wanted to superscript (which was a footnote number) and made the font white on the leasename and located the textbox slightly higher than the text box that did not contain the footnote number. You can also make the font characteristics of the superscripted field anything you want as long as the characteristics are the same for the fields that are common in the 2 textboxes.

    This worked very nicely even when fieldname wraps to a second line since both textboxes produce it the leasename the same (except the slightly higher box has that fieldname invisible).

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:34 PM