Reporting Tool : Anchoring Objects

In the reporting tool, is there any way to anchor objects such as tables and pictures in specific places on the page. It seems impossible to put objects side by side, they are always listed below one another, is this possible. The only workaround I found is to use a grid, but this is not very flexible, as you are restricted to exact positionings.

Does anyone have any suggestions. I'm finding the grid is making a real messy of things. I just want some independent objects (i.e. separate tables) anchored at different positions on an A4 landscape page for export viewing in powerpoint. Doing this in a grid is not possible as some tables are longer than others, I've tried cell merging and this didnt help either.

 

Simon.