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*   Adding Graphic Elements to a Report
Use Report Creator features to add common graphical elements to the report.
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To add a page to a report
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Click the Add Page button, .
The application adds a blank page to the end of the report.
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To add text
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Click Text and click on the report where you want the text.
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The Formatted Text Editor dialog box opens.
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To verify that your text looks as you expect, choose File > Preview from the Report menu.
The Preview page shows a print view of your report, without a background grid or positioning rectangles.
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To close the Preview page, click the Close button, , or press ESC.
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To load a graphic
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In the Report Creator window, click Picture and click on the report where you want the graphic.
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The Picture Editor dialog box opens.
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Click Load.
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The application supports these graphic formats: .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .ico, .emf, and .wmf.
The application displays the graphic in the Picture Editor dialog box.
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If the aspect ratio of the graphic is not similar to the rectangle in the Report Creator window, the graphic might be misshaped.
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To resize the graphic rectangle, right-click and choose Position > Scale or Position > Size from the shortcut menu.
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The Preview page shows a print view of your report, without a background grid or positioning rectangles.
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To close the Preview page, click the Close button, , or press ESC.
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To draw a line
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Click Line and click on the report where you want the line.
The application places the line at the bottom edge of the rectangle. You cannot draw a vertical line.
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The Color dialog box opens.
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To resize the graphic rectangle, right-click and choose Position > Scale or Position > Size from the shortcut menu.
These commands do not change the thickness of the line.
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To add a data/time stamp
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Click Date & Time and click on the report where you want the time stamp.
The application inserts the current date and time in a rectangle.
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The Date & Time dialog box opens.
You do not have to use the current date and time on the report.
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Related Topics:
  Adding Data Elements to a Report
  Aligning Elements on a Report
  Saving, Printing, or Exporting a Report
  Example Reports
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