Adding Report Controls  

You can insert the following types of report controls in your report and label layouts.  
To display  
Choose this control  
Table fields, variables, and other expressions  
Literal text  
Straight lines  
Boxes and borders  
Circles, ovals, boxes with rounded corners, and borders  
Rounded Rectangle  
After placing the controls, you can change their format, size, color, position, and print options. You can also add a comment to each control for your reference only; it does not actually print in the report.  
Adding Field Controls  
Your report or label can include field controls that represent values from table fields, variables, and calculations.  
To add table fields from the toolbar  
1.From the Report Controls toolbar, insert a Field control.  
2.In the Report Expression dialog box, choose the dialog button after the Expression box.  
3.In the Fields box, double-click the name of the field you want.  
The table name and field name appear in the Expression for Field on Report box.  
5.Choose OK.  
6.In the Report Expression dialog box, choose OK.  
Adding Label Controls  
Label controls are the literal text characters that you want to appear on the report (for example "TNX for QSO").  
To add a label control  
1.From the Report Controls toolbar, choose the Label button.  
2.In the Report Designer, click to place the control.  
3.Type the characters for the label.  
You can edit as you would in a text editor: use the ENTER key to adds lines.  
To edit a label control  
1.In the Report Designer, choose the Label button, and then click the label you want to edit.  
2.Type the changes.  
After placing the text, you can change its font and colors. For more information, see the sections Changing Fonts and Changing Control Colors later in this chapter.  
Adding Lines, Rectangles, and Circles  
Lines, rectangles, and circles add visual interest to the layout of your report. You can use them to separate or emphasize parts of your report.  
Drawing Lines  
You can add vertical and horizontal lines to your report layout with the Line control. Often, you might want lines between the details contained in the body of the report and the information in the header and the footer.  
To draw a line  
1.From the Report Controls toolbar, choose the Line button.  
2.In the Report Designer, drag to size the line.  
After drawing the line, you can move or resize it, or change its thickness and color. For more information, see the section Changing Line Thickness or Style later in this chapter.  
Drawing Rectangles  
You can draw rectangles on your layout to visually organize the information that prints on the page. You can use them as borders around report controls, report bands, or the entire page.  
To draw a rectangle  
1.From the Report Controls toolbar, choose the Rectangle button.  
2.In the Report Designer, drag to size the rectangle.  
Drawing Rounded Rectangles and Circles  
You can draw circles or rectangles with a variety of rounded corners.  
To draw a rectangle or circle  
1.From the Report Controls toolbar, choose the Rounded Rectangle button.  
2.In the Report Designer, drag to size the control.  
3.Double-click the control.  
The Round Rectangle dialog box appear.  
4.In the Style area, select the corner style you want.  
5.If appropriate, set position options.  
6.Choose OK.  
Changing Line Thickness or Style  
You can change the thickness of lines used for vertical and horizontal lines, rectangles, and rounded rectangles from a hairline to 6 points wide. You can also change the style of the line from dotted to a combination of dots and dashes.  
To change line size or style  
1.Select the line, rectangle, or rounded rectangle controls you want to change.  
2.From the Format menu, choose Pen.  
3.From the submenu, select the appropriate size or style.  
Adding a Picture  
You can insert a picture as part of the report. Pictures from a file are static; they do not change with each record or group of records.  
To add a picture  
1.From the Report Controls toolbar, choose the Picture button.  
2.In the Report Designer, drag to size the picture.  
The Report Picture dialog box appear.  
3.In the Picture from area, select File.  
4.In the File box, type a file location.  
Choose the dialog button to select a graphic file.  
5.If appropriate, set the size, position, or print options.  
6.Choose OK.  
Selecting, Moving, and Resizing Report Controls  
If you created a report layout that already has controls on it, you can change their placement and size on the report. You can change each control individually or you can select a group of them and treat them as one unit.  
To move a control  
·Select the control and drag it to a new position in a report band.  
The control moves by increments into position within the layout. The increments are based on the grid settings. To override the grid, press the CTRL key while you drag the control.  
To select multiple controls  
·Drag to draw a selection box around the controls.  
Selection handles appear around each control. While they are selected, you can move, copy, or delete them as a group.  
You can associate a group of controls together for more than just the current task by identifying them as a group. For example, you might want to associate a label control and a field control with each other so you can move them without selecting them separately. This feature is also useful after you have formatted and aligned the controls because it preserves their positions with respect to one another.  
To group controls together  
1.Select the controls you want to treat as a group.  
2.From the Format menu, choose Group.  
The selection handles move to the outside of the entire group. You can treat the group of controls as a single unit.  
To ungroup a group of controls  
1.Select the group of controls.  
2.From the Format menu, choose Ungroup.  
The selection handles appear around each of the controls that were in the group.  
Once a control is on your layout, you can change its size individually or you can resize a group of controls to match each other. You can resize any report control except labels; their size is determined by the text, font, and point size.  
To resize a control  
·Select the control, then drag one of the selection handles to the desired size.  
To match the size of multiple controls  
1.Select the controls you want to have the same size.  
2.From the Format menu, choose Size.  
3.Choose the appropriate option to match the width, height, or size.  
The controls resize to match the option you selected.  
Deleting Report Controls  
You can delete any of the controls on the layout individually or as a group.  
To delete controls  
1.Select the controls.  
2.Press the DELETE key.  
Aligning Controls  
You can align controls in relationship to each other or you can place them according to the grid provided by the Report Designer. You can align the controls with a particular side or with the center.  
To align controls with each other  
1.Select the controls you want to align.  
2.From the Format menu, choose Align.  
3.From the submenu, choose the appropriate alignment option. CQLog uses the control whose edge is the closest to the direction you selected to align as the anchor.  
You can also use the Layout toolbar. Using the toolbar, you can align with the control farthest from the side you select by holding the CTRL key down while clicking the alignment button.  
Changing Control Colors  
You can change the color of a field, label, line, or rectangle.  
To change colors  
1.Select the controls to change.  
2.In the Color Palette toolbar, choose Foreground Color or Background Color.  
4.Select the color you want.  
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