The Property Window

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    Overview

    Properties are defined for each object within a layout. Properties provide a complete definition of that object, including its size, its behaviour within a report and the data that it stores.

    Window Elements

    Whilst the Properties area displays a definition of all properties for an object, some properties can also be accessed via the toolbar. By default, the properties are listed in the Properties area of the Report Designer page by category, however you can list them alphabetically if you prefer. Use the Alphabetic sort icon, Sort Alpabetically and the Categorised sort icon, Sort by Category to toggle between these options.

    Report Properties area

    Just below the Properties area, a text area provides further explanation about a property as you highlight each.

    If you look at the property categories, you will see that properties control things like the appearance, behaviour, and summing (or calculating) qualities of an object. The available properties depend on the type of object selected; for example the properties categories of a footer are different from those of a data field.