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Lesson 24. Customizing a Report > Working with Controls on Your Report

Working with Controls on Your Report

Working with report controls in Report Design view is exactly the same as working with controls in Form Design view. Turn back to Lesson 15 for the full story, or follow the brief review here:

  • Selecting controls. Just as in Form Design view, you select a control on your report by clicking it. Selection handles (little squares in the corners) appear around it. See Lesson 15 for more details.

  • Moving objects. To move a control, first select it. Next, position the mouse pointer over a border so the pointer turns into an open black hand. Then, click and drag the control to a new location.

    Tip

    Moving Controls Between Sections You can't drag an object to a different section, but you can cut and paste it. Select the object and pressCtrl+X to cut it. Then, click the title of the section where you want to move it, and press Ctrl+V to paste it in the newly selected section.


  • Resizing controls. First, select the control. Then, position the mouse pointer over a selection handle and drag it to resize the object.

  • Formatting text box controls. Use the Font and Font Size drop-down lists on the toolbar to choose fonts; then use the Bold, Italic, and Underline toolbar buttons to set special attributes.


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