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Chapter 10. Presenting Data with Reports > Working with a Report in Design View - Pg. 345

Presenting Data with Reports 345 By default, a report contains three sections--the Detail section and the Page Header and Page Footer sections. The ProductsByCountry report also includes the Country Header section (which is a group header section) and the Report Header and Report Footer sections. The Detail section displays the detailed records from the report's record source. In a report that shows summary data only, the Detail section won't contain any fields; the report's data is instead organized in group headers and footers (sections such as the Country Header sec- tion), which are created when you designate a field as a report grouping level. The information you add to the Page Header and Page Footer sections appears, respectively, at the top and bottom of each page of a report. You can include a report's title in the Page Header section, for example, or, as in this case, you can include labels for the fields displayed in the report. The Page Footer section usually contains information such as the page number and the date and time a report was printed. You could include the name of the report's creator in the Page Footer section, for example, or the caution Confidential for a report with sensitive data. A report can also include a Report Header and a Report Footer section. In the ProductsBy- Country report, the report's title is placed in the Report Header section. Information placed in the Report Header or Report Footer section is output once (not on every page) when the report is previewed or printed, at the start or end of the report, respectively. You could include a field that calculates a grand total in the Report Footer section, for example. These sections are hidden or displayed by choosing the Report Header/Footer command from the View menu. On the View menu, click Sorting And Grouping. You'll see the dialog box shown here: 4.