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Reporting Design Components

The Report module features many different report-specific components. This section contains property listings for each component. 

The

Report Object
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The report itself. This component has properties that control the dimensions, margins, and more. These settings impact all pages in the report. It may be selected by clicking on the Report object in the Project Browser.

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Paper SizeThe desired paper size for the report. Many common sizes are available. When a size is selected, the width and height of the selected size are loaded into the Dimentions property.Dimensions

Contains the Width and Height of the page. These properties work in conjunction with the Units property. The Dimensions may be changed manually here, or be modifying the Paper Size property.

This section also contains a Units drop down with the following units of measurement:

  • Inch.
  • Point (Printer Point). 1 inch = 72 points
  • Centimeter.
  • Millimeter.
  • Pica. 1 inch = 6 picas
OrientationDetermines if the report should appear as Portrait (taller reports) or Landscape (wider reports)

Margins

Allows you to specify the position of the margin on the report.

If the Show property is enabled, the margin is visible on the report's Design Panel. The margin will never appear on the Preview Panel or on the generated reports.

The Snap property, when enabled, will cause report components to snap to the margin if moved within close proximity.

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Grid SpacingThe space between each grid in Printer Points. Defaults to 9, which is 1/8th of an inch.Grid OptionsShow GridEnables a grid on the Design Panel. Useful for spacing out each component on the report. The grid is not visible on the Preview Panel, or on the resulting report.Grid OptionsSnap to GridWhen dragging a component, enabling this property will cause the component to snap to the grid.Grid OptionsPage Layout

Specifies how the page looks in the designer. Has the following options:

  • Single: The default value. Only a single page of the report appears in the Design Panel at a time.
  • Double: Shows two pages in the Design Panel, horizontally adjacent, with page 1 starting on the left.
  • Quadruple: Shows four pages in the Design Panel, horizontally adjacent
  • Facing: Shows two pages at a time. Cycling through pages moves through two pages at a time, starting with page 1 on the right (similar to reading through a book).
  • Continuous: Stacks the pages vertically adjacent, with page 1 at the top.
  • ContinuousDouble: A combination of Double and Continuous; two horizontally adjacent pages are stacked vertically, with pages 1 and 2 at the top.
Document OptionsString for NullSpecifies the value to use should a key return a null value. Note that individual Text Shapes also have a String for Null property that will override this property.Document OptionsRollNumber of degrees this shape is rotated clockwise.Basic PropertiesScale XAmount to scale the width of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.Basic PropertiesScale YAmount to scale the height of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.Basic PropertiesVisibleIf true, the shape will be visible.Basic PropertiesWidthWidth of this shape in pixels.Basic PropertiesHeightHeight of this shape in pixels.Basic PropertiesXHorizontal distance in pixels between the left edge of this shape and the left edge of the page.Basic PropertiesYVertical distance in pixels between the top edge of this shape and the top edge of the page.Basic Properties

The Page Object

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Each report may consist of multiple pages. The Page component may be selected by clicking on a Page item in the Project Browser. 

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Pages are added and removed from the the menu bar at the top of the browser.

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Menu ItemDescriptionAdd PageAdds a new page to the report after the currently selected page.Add Page PreviousAdds a new page to the report prior to the currently selected page. A cover page may easily be added to a pre existing report by using Add Page Previous.Remove PageDeletes the page that is currently visible in the main workspace. Panel
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FillIf true, the shape will fill its space with color.Stroke and FillFill SelectedIf fill is selected, the color that will fill the shape.Stroke and FillOpacityHow opaque the fill color is, between 0 and 1.Stroke and FillStroke StyleWhat style of stroke or border to use: Hidden, Shape Outline, Border, or Double. To learn more about stroke styles, refer to Stroke and Fill Properties.Stroke and FillStrokeDetails for the chosen stroke. Each Stroke has its own properties depending on the Stroke Style chosen.Stroke and FillHeightHeight of this shape in pixelsBasic PropertiesWidthWidth of this shape in pixels.Basic Properties

Additional Report Design Components

The following components are used exclusively inside the Report Module. 


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