Resolving Spacing Issues in SSRS Label Reports

By Taylor Valnes | February 2, 2024

Spacing issues in SSRS label reports can be a tedious annoyance to deal with.

Recently, I had a client with a custom SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) report that printed on labels. Their issue was that there was a single row in the tablix that went to a second row. This changed the spacing and caused spacing issues among lower labels. To fix this issue, I put the information in a single row of the tablix. Note: This solution did come with its own issues. If you are trying this and need assistance, reach out to us. Our team is ready to help you resolve issues you have in your systems.

Follow These Steps to Solve Spacing Issues in SSRS Label Reports

The first step is to remove all of the rows except the first one. Leave the expression in one of the cells of the row and resize the cells/rows so that your label size is the cell size. Then click the expression so it is highlighted (like in the image below). Right-click on that and then Click Placeholder Properties.

Spacing issues in SSRS label reports placeholder properties

From that menu, select HTML Properties.

Spacing issues in SSRS label reports HTML

Now click on "Fx" next to the value and enter how you want to label to look.

In the photo below, you'll see HTML code for line breaks (<br/>) and bolding certain text (<b></b>). I used this for myself, and it can serve as an example for you to use with your own information to resolve this issue.

Spacing issues in SSRS label reports code

If you follow those steps, the issue should be resolved.

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