After working with Design View, Layout View is going to seem very easy. And, it really is. In fact, the folks at Microsoft will tell you that Layout View is “the most intuitive view to use for report modification.”
Figure 51. Report Layout View
In Layout view, you actually see the data in the report while you’re modifying the text boxes sizes and rearranging the report elements. Because you can see the data while you are modifying the report this is a very useful view for setting the size of controls or performing almost any other task that affects the appearance and usability of the report.