Configure Report Properties

Reports have properties that affect the report as a whole, like margin sizes, or that control preferences, like the units that Report Designer uses to display measurements.

Select the Report as a Whole

Use any of the following methods to select the report:

Properties of Reports

Name

To change the name that Report Designer uses for a report, select the report and configure the Design | Name setting in the Properties panel. The name appears in the Properties drop-down list.

Units

To configure the units that Report Designer uses to display height and width, select the report and configure the Actions | Measure Units setting in the Properties panel. The Measure Units setting is used for properties such as the height and width of margins and controls.

Grid Size

To configure the size of the grid on the design surface, select the report and configure the Design | Snap Grid Size setting in the Properties panel.

Paper Size

To configure the size of paper that the report is intended to be printed on, select the report and configure the Page Settings | Paper Kind setting in the Properties panel.

The size of the currently selected Paper Kind is shown above the Paper Kind setting, in the Page Width and Page Height settings. The units used by Page Width and Page Height are configured in the report's Actions | Measure Units setting.

Page Orientation

By default, reports use portrait orientation. To switch to landscape orientation, select the report and then select the Page Settings | Landscape checkbox in the Properties panel.

Page Color

By default, reports have a white background. To configure a different fill color for report pages, select the report and configure the Appearance | Page Color setting in the Properties panel.

Margins

Use either of the following methods to configure the size of a report's margins:

Appearance Settings

You can configure appearance settings for a template. These act as template-wide defaults. For information, see Inherit Settings from the Band or Report.

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