When you define an append template, the fields in that template apply to all detail records after the template, until the next instance of the append template is encountered; they don't just apply to the first detail record after the append template.
Can you post a sample of the report you are dealing with? perhaps one of the gurus who frequent this board can give you other ideas as to how to handle your situation.
Hi Deborah and welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, David is right about tables. However, if you use the summary tab, you can suppress duplicate values. Just set up the summary like you want your table and set up the fields you want to suppress as key fields. Monarch suppresses duplicates from left to right.
Hope this helps.