To open Report Style Editor, use the Designer >Edit Report Styles... menu item. You can also open Report Style Editor directly from the preview window:
This method is more preferable as it allows you to see right away how the report being edited will look like when printed.
The Report Style main window is visually divided into 4 parts:
1 - List of existing report styles. Use the list to select a report style for editing.
2 - Area Editor Pane. Use this window to modify areas and elements properties (positions, sizes, colors, fonts, etc.).
3 - Toolbars. Contains the report style management toolbar, the edit toolbar and the set of elements.
4 - The selected element properties windows.
Creating and Deleting Report Styles
Use the first panel to manage report styles:
Buttons description (from left to right):
Click a necessary area of the selected report style to select it. The selected area is marked with color, while the other areas remain black-and-white:
You can select elements in the same way as you select an object in Windows. To select a single element, use the left mouse button. To select multiple elements, move the mouse while holding the left mouse button down. The selected element is marked with eight blue handles on its sides and corners of the element. In case of multiple selection, the first property tab changes to Arrange and contains element alignment tools.
You can move elements in the same way you move an object in Windows, i.e., using the drag-and-drop technique.
You can adjust the grid spacing and measurement units by selecting the Tools > Options... menu item.
To copy/cut/paste/delete elements use the edit toolbar:
Depending on the type of element, special characters can be displayed next to it on this tab:
To learn more, see the Positioning of Report Style Elements section.
Every report area consists of elements. To add a new element to the area, click its icon on the element panel:
The element will appear in the current area. Learn more about elements...
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