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Results formatting with MET/CAL?

Is there anyway to make things line up nicer in the results after a MET/CAL procedure finishes?

For example, I have a performance verification procedure I wrote for load cells and here is some sample output:

 0.000lb                              0.000        -0.125      0.125             PASS   
 5.000lb                              4.984         4.875      5.125             PASS   
 10.000lb                              9.967        9.875     10.125         PASS   
 15.000lb                           14.965       14.875     15.125         PASS   
 20.000lb                           19.971       19.875     20.125         PASS   
 25.000lb                           24.986       24.875     25.125         PASS   
 20.000lb                           20.003       19.875     20.125         PASS   
 15.000lb                           15.006       14.875     15.125         PASS   
 10.000lb                           10.006         9.875     10.125          PASS   
 5.000lb                              5.006        4.875        5.125             PASS   
 0.000lb                              0.010       -0.125        0.125             PASS  
 
I've also attached a picture so you can get a better....picture...of what's going on.
 
Ignoring font inconsistencies (with pasting from a fixed-width font to a non fixed width field), is there any way to make the results page line up numbers and other things right-aligned?
 
In this case, everything is reported with the same resolution, so it would look a LOT nicer if things lined up.
 
Thanks!

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Nickolas Short

Thank god I attached that picture, because the text version doesn't seem to make any sense :(

EDIT: Maybe the picture didn't attach...I've attached it this time, though.

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Michael Johnston

What version of MET/CAL are you running? Is that one of the stock certificate templates or one of your own?

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Nickolas Short

I'm using 8.3.2.

I wasn't aware I could design my own certificate template. Would that be a crystal reports thing?

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Michael Johnston

Yeah, you can create your own Crystal Reports template to use with it. If you're just using the built-in ones, though, you might have some luck emailing the software support group (softwaresupport@flukecal.com). I'm no expert on Crystal, so I'm not sure if it's something that can be fixed or if it's just a flaw in the report generation.

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