The Report Toolbox

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    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.