Formatting Forms


The following custom formatting options are available for forms:

Formatting a form

To format a form:

  1. Make sure you are in Edit mode and verify you are on the Format tab.
    If the Format tab is not visible, check the More report options check box.
    A document can contain multiple reports. The name of the selected report appears in the Current report dropdown list box.

  2. Leave the displayed report selected.
    Select a different report by clicking the arrow next to the Current report dropdown list box, and then select a different report from the list.
    The Result Preview pane displays the structure of the form.

    To select the area of the form that you want to format, click Title or Value area in the Result Preview pane.
    The following illustration shows how the Title and Value areas of the Result Preview pane correspond to the form viewed in results mode.

    The object(s) included on the selected part of the form appear on the pane to the right of the Result Preview pane. Each object represents a type of data included on the selected title or values.

  3. Click the object corresponding to the data you want to format.
    For example, if you want to format how the store name appears on the title cells of the form, click the [Store name] object.
    If you want to apply the same formatting changes to all of the displayed objects, select one object now to specify the formatting. You can globally apply the formatting changes to all of the objects in step 5.

  4. Specify the custom formatting options you want to apply.

    The following table will help you choose the appropriate options:

  5. If you want to apply the formatting changes to all the objects in the selected title or value click Apply All.

  6. Click Run, if you are generating the results for the first time.
    Click Apply, if you have already generated the results once.