methods we have outlined previously, move the OrderDate compound control
so that its left border is aligned with the 1/4-inch point on the horizontal
should align the OrderDate compound control in the footer with the
compound control from which it was cloned in the OrderDate header. We
want to make one alteration, however; a modification to the existing text in
the label control to make it more meaningful in its context within the footer.
the OrderDate label control in the OrderDate footer.
from the context menu that appears.
Format tab of the Properties sheet, as necessary.
Modify the Caption
field at the top of the Format tab to read as follows:
The Properties sheet - Format tab for the OrderDate
label control appears as depicted in Illustration 24.
Illustration 24: Properties
sheet - Format tab for the OrderDate Label Control
Close the Properties
pointer to the bottom of the OrderDate footer section, placing it
between the OrderDate footer section and the CustomerID
Hold down the
left button on the mouse, as soon as the "double-arrow" image
Drag the CustomerID
footer section border up, until a tight fit is achieved for the controls we
button to fix the border in place.
header and footer sections now appear in the report as shown in Illustration
Illustration 25: OrderDate
Header and Footer Sections (Partial View) with Our Adjustments
perform another preview of our evolving report.
Click the Print
following into the AsOfDate box that appears:
to apply the date.
report executes, returning data that appears similar to that partially shown in
Illustration 26: The
Report Preview - Partial Sections
take a look at the overall page layout from a somewhat "higher" level;
while it might make the specific data harder to see, the zoom option for
Preview is certainly useful in getting a feel for the overall page
Pass the mouse
cursor over the report until a magnifying glass icon (with a " - "
sign inside it) appears.
report appears in reduced magnification mode, actually "zooming out,"
affording us a general "page" view of overall layout of the report,
as shown in Illustration 27.
Illustration 27: The
Report Preview - Zoomed Layout View
we see that the report is developing according to our objectives.
Click the Close
button to close the Preview window.
Save your work
as desired, as a safety measure.
we will move into the CustomerID header and footer sections.