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Access 2003: Working with Report Design View

Access 2003: Working with Report Design View

Whether you use the Reports Wizard or the AutoReport Tool to create your initial report, you’ll probably want to make a few design changes to the layout of your report.

All changes you need to make to your Report can be made in Design View.

               

Report View

               

Design View

       

       

 

In Report Design View, you can see the structure of your report including the Headers (Report & Page), Detail, and Footers (Page & Report) sections.

Text Boxes and/or Controls that appear in the Report Header section of the report will appear at the top of the first page when the report is printed.

Text Boxes and/or Controls that appear in the Page Header section of the report will appear at the top of each page when the report is printed.

Text Boxes and/or Controls that appear in the Detail section of the form will change based on the record that is being displayed. Typically, this is the data that changes from record to record in the underlying table or query.

Text Boxes and/or Controls that appear in the Page Footer section of the form will appear at the bottom of each page when the report is printed.

Text Boxes and/or Controls that appear in the Report Footer section of the report will appear at the bottom of the last page when the report is printed.

Although you can’t see the data from the underlying table or query in Design View, you do have a good deal of control over the text boxes, their size and placement. Plus, in Design View, you can add and remove fields and work with advanced report properties.