It is a common practice that a report is divided into several areas. This software presumes that a report consists of the following areas:
Header is printed at the top of each page and usually contains the company name and logo.
Title is printed on the first page only, right next to the header, and usually contains the report name. The title area can also be used as a title page (to learn more, see the Records Layout section).
Sub-Header is printed on each page, right after the title or the header.
Basically, it is used to print table headers.
Records represents the data areas and forms the body of a report. The number of data areas is defined by the number of records used to form the report. Each data area represents only one record. Records can also be displayed in several columns and
Summary is printed after all record data areas. It usually contains
information based on records included into the report (number of records,
number of pages, average cost, etc.)
Footer is printed at the bottom of each page and usually contains the page
number and the printout date.