Formatting Elements

Formatting tools help organize the elements in the report. Right-click the element you want to work on and select a tool from the context menu.

Formatting Tools Menu

The tools in the context menu are specific to the selected item(s). The following tables explain the tools.

A container is the band, frame, or cell that contains the element.

Formatting Tools

Icon

Tool Name

Description

Multiple Select?

Order Tools

Send Backward

Moves the element behind its current layer.

Yes

Send to Back

Moves the element to the bottom layer.

Yes

Align in Container Tools

Align to Left

Aligns the left sides to that of the primary element.

Yes

Align to Center

Aligns the centers to that of the primary element.

Yes

Align to Right

Aligns the right sides to that of the primary element.

Yes

Align to Top

Aligns the top sides (or the upper part) to that of the primary element.

Yes

Align to Middle

Aligns the middles to that of the primary element.

Yes

Align to Bottom

Aligns the bottom sides (or the lower part) to that of the primary element.

Yes

Size Components Tools

Match Width

Adjusts width to that of primary element.

Yes

Match Height

Adjusts height to that of primary element.

Yes

Match Size

Resizes to that of primary element.

Yes

Size to Container Tools

Fit to Width

Adjusts elements to fill width of container.

Yes

Fit to Height

Adjusts elements to fill height of container.

Yes

Fit to Both

Adjusts elements to fill width and height of container.

Yes

Arrange in Container Tools

Horizontal Layout

Centers selected elements vertically.

Yes

Vertical Layout

Centers selected elements horizontally.

Yes

Grid Layout Positions elements in a grid based on properties set on each element. Yes

Miscellaneous Tools

 

Stretch to Content

Resizes element to fit the content

N/A

 

PDF 508 Tags

Adds tags required for PDF 508C compliance

 

 

XLS Tags

Adds tags that define how data is exported to the Microsoft Excel format

 

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