Define Group Options for Report Styles

Groups are used to organize and display data into sections to make Reports easier to read. Each Group of data is displayed with a Group Header band and Group Footer band. Use the Report Style Group Options to define the following:

  • Group Header: Font, text alignment, color, and lines of the Group Header band.
  • Group Footer: Font, text alignment, color, and lines of the Group Footer band.

To define the Group Header and Footer options for Report Styles:

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

    Report Style Window Group 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. Click OK to save and close the Report Style, or proceed to Column Headers.