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CCH Software User Documentation

The Report Toolbox

The design tools are displayed in a toolbox to the left of the report work area in the Report Designer window.

Using the Report Toolbox

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To use the design tools, click the selected tool in the toolbox and drag in the report designer area to add the item to the report. The cursor changes when you are at a location where the item can be placed.

Tool name

Use

Label

Allows you to attach a label to a text box. This may be used, for example, to name a column within a report using something other than the field name.

TextBox

Allows you to insert a text box.

CheckBox

Allows you to insert a check box.

RichTextBox

Allows you to add enhanced formatting, for example, you can bold just one word within a full sentence in a rich text box.

Shape

Allows you to insert a geometric shape in a report.

Picture

Allows you to insert a graphic, for example a company logo.

Line

Allows you to insert a line in a report. Note that lines associated with subtotals and totals are generally added using the Format Border menu option (see below).

PageBreak

Use to include a page break within the report.

Barcode

Use to include a barcode graphic within the report.

Subreport

Use to include a sub report within the report.

OleObject

Use to insert an object from another application.

ChartControl

Use to insert a chart.

ReportInfo

Use to summarise the information, for example when using grouping.

CrossSectionLine

Use to insert a vertical line across the report.

CrossSectionBox

Use to  insert a box across the report.

 

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