Define Data Options for Report Styles

Use the Data Options page to define the following properties of the data elements displayed in a Report:

  • Font: Font type, size, and style of the data rows in the Detail band of the Report.
  • Alignment and Color: Text alignment, color, and background color of the band.
  • (Optional) Draw Lines: Add lines to the band.
  • Use alternating rows: Option for applying different text and color formatting to even and odd rows within a table.

To define the Data Options for Report Styles:

  1. Open the Report Style Window to edit a Report Style or create a New Report Style.
  2. Click Data Options in the Report Styles window.

    Report Style Window Data Options

  3. Define the Font settings:
    • Font type (example: Microsoft Sans Serif)
    • Font size (example: 22)
    • Font style (bold, bold italic, italic, regular)
  4. Define the Alignment and Color settings:
    • Text alignment (vertical and horizontal)
    • Text color
    • Background color (the color that appears behind the text in the title only)
  5. Select the Draw lines check box if you want to add lines:
    • Select where to place lines using the Top, Bottom, Left, and or Right check boxes.
    • Enter a Line width to set the thickness of the lines (all lines, Top, Bottom, Left, and/or Right, will be the same width).
    • Click the Line color drop-down to define the line color.
  6. Select the Use alternating rows check box to alternate data row styles (example: Odd rows have no color while even rows are blue).

    Use this check box to define Alignment, Color, and Line settings for even-numbered rows.

  7. Click OK to save and close the Report Style, or proceed to Detail Report Options.