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Space/Length Allocation for form entry fields

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Thank you, databaseben, for the quick reply. While using ellipsis & run-off text may be fine for on-screen forms, where the user can actually scroll through the fields to see the entire content, how should we handle the same for printed hardcopy reports? A good example to illustrate my point would be an invoice table; the description fields can wrap down to multiple lines, but what about the numerical values? How should we handle huge numbers? If the numbers get too big and long, especially with certain currencies that can run in the trillions, how are we to represent them in printed reports? Are there any fixed/known standards for this?

Thanks again.