Layout Designer dialog

Alerts and notices

The Layout Designer dialog allows you to create, edit, save, and delete layouts that customize the presentation of your reports. Click the Preview button to view the report layout in a separate Preview Layout window. When you change settings in this dialog with the Preview Layout window open, the report will be updated as well, allowing you to immediately see the effect of your change.

There are two ways to open this dialog:

Choose Reports > Report Layouts.

Choose File > Print Reports and click the Layouts button.

Special information

Creating custom layouts for reports

Procedures for commonly used layout features

Fields & buttons

Other fields & buttons

This field displays the name of the layout highlighted in the Available Layouts pane. Click the Add or Edit button to enable this field.

Click this button to preview the layout that is highlighted in the list. The layout will appear in a separate Preview Layout window. When adding or editing a layout with the Preview Layout window open, you can see how changing layout properties affects the layout's appearance as changes are made.

The following are buttons and fields available in the Preview Layout window.

Click this button to print the layout to your default printer.

Click this button to zoom in on the layout. The current zoom percentage is displayed in the Zoom % field.

Click this button to zoom out on the layout. The current zoom percentage is displayed in the Zoom % field.

This field displays the current zoom percentage. To view the report at a specific zoom percentage, enter a number in this field and press ENTER.

Tabs in this dialog

Page layout

Header

Footer

Date/Page

Report title

Row

Col header

Field notes

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