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Learn how to change the layout of report elements using either the mouse or keyboard.


Here we learn how easy it is to change fonts and colors of report elements using the formatting toolbar and the property grid.


This tutorial demonstrates options for formatting text when it is too long for the control area, as well as how to align text within a control.


A quick video on how to delete report elements using right-click-delete or from the keyboard.


Report Designer supports both Static and Dynamic data. In this video we explain the difference and explore how to work with Static data using the Rich Text control as an example.


Bound reports display dynamic data drawn from a data source. This tutorial describes the concept of binding controls to data (data binding) using drag and drop from the field list, the Smart Tag, or the Property Grid.


Mail Merge enables you to combine static data and one or more dynamic data items together to personalize a form letter, or some other document. This video shows how.


A Calculated Field is an expression applied to your data fields to yield some new value that can be used in your report just like a standard data field. Here's how to create a Calculated Field and use it in your reports.


Parameters provide a way to dynamically filter your report when run in Print Preview, rather than having to change the filter each time you run it, or alternatively to create a report for each possible filter. Here we demonstrate how to create a Parameter drop down that provides values from a list pulled from your data. When an item is selected the report is filtered by the selected value.


Here we demonstrate how to use the FormatString Editor to format data in a control, and data embedded within a mail merge as currency, dates, numbers with commas, percent, etc.


Here we demonstrate how to sort data in a data bound report by one or more fields.


The FilterString Editor provides the ability to filter your data bound reports to exclude excessive or undesired data. Here's an introduction to report filtering.


Reports can be structured so that common data is presented together, or grouped. Here we explore how to add a group with a header and footer, add fields to the group, and apply a sort.


The Summary Editor, available from the Label control, enables you to summarize data to display aggregate values at the end of each group, page or report. In this demonstration, we show how to use the Summary Editor to add totals to a report.


The Page Info control provides access to system information such as user name, and date, as well as page number information. Here's how to use that control on your reports.


Here's how easy it is to add a text, picture (or both) watermark.

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