Thanks for the reply.
I have had a look at your invoice demo and as you say, the formatting is respected when printing to PDF. In your case, however, the amount columns are left aligned and shows as left aligned on the both the report viewer and the PDF.
In my case, the amounts are right aligned in order to keep the decimal points in line. (Textbox properties, Style, TextAlign = Right)
My problem is with the display in the report viewer and not when printing (to PDF or printer). Printing respects my formatting as set in the design of the report but report viewer does not.
As for the other problem I mentioned, I attach two screen dumps for you.
The one (EmpDetail_Design) is the formatting as in the design - The font of the textbox containing the words 'EMPLOYEE DETAIL' is set to 24pt.
The second screen dump (EmpDetail_App) is how it is displayed in the report viewer. As you can see, it differs completely from my design as most of the wording is not displayed.
Once again, if I print this report to printer or PDF, the formatting as in my design is respected.
It really seems as if the report viewer disregards certain design format settings.
PS: Just to set things straight - 'designer in VB' should read 'designer in Visual Studio'