The Report Toolbox

Last modified 08:06, 24 Apr 2017

Overview

The design tools are displayed in a toolbox to the left of the report work area in the Report Designer window.

Using the Report Toolbox

Report Design Toolbox

To use the design tools, click the selected tool in the toolbox, then click and drag in the report designer area to add the item to the report. The cursor changes when you are at a location where the item can be placed.

Tool name

Use

Pointer

Used to select items within the work area.

Label

Allows you to attach a label to a text box. This may be used, for example, to name a column within a report using something other than the field name.

TextBox

Allows you to insert a text box.

CheckBox

Allows you to insert a check box.

Picture

Allows you to insert a graphic, for example a company logo.

Shape

Allows you to insert a geometric shape in a report.

Line

Allows you to insert a line in a report. Note that lines associated with subtotals and totals are generally added using the Format Border menu option (see below).

RichTextBox

Allows you to add enhanced formatting, for example, you can bold just one word within a full sentence in a rich text box.

Subreport

Use to include a sub report within the report.

PageBreak

Use to include a page break within the report.

Barcode

Use to include a barcode graphic within the report.

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