The Text shape component creates a text area for static or data key bound content. It is used for report titles, customized page headers and footers, and of course, any additional text you want to add to a report. Select the Text Shape on the Report Component Palette to make it active, draw a rectangle in your Report Designer, and begin entering text. After it is created, you can move the Text component around, expand it, or shrink it by using the handles when the component is selected. The Text Shape component has two tabs; the Edit Text and Properties tabs.
The Edit Text tab has a set of functions on the right side of the tab to quickly edit the text, like changing the font type, size, style, and color. These same properties may also be modified from the Properties tab. Properties that are modified will usually affect all text in that object regardless of specific text selection. The Properties tab has a lot of properties associated with Text Shape component, including Data Key Format Properties for Date and Number formats by simply choosing a format from the list of available templates.