settings are the same as for the previous textbox. Let's make them slightly
different for the Report Total, so as to make its identity readily
apparent to the information consumer.
Select the Properties
dialog for the Line Total total in the Report Footer (a
standard feature of the default table layout), the cell below the Line Total
-Category Subtotal cell we formatted above.
Select the Standard
radio button, as appropriate, on the right side of the dialog.
in the left list box underneath the radio button.
following (default) from the number format options that appear in the right
The Textbox Properties
dialog appears as depicted in Illustration 33.
Illustration 33: The
Textbox Properties Dialog for Line Total - Report Footer
Click the Advanced
button at bottom left in the dialog.
Textbox Properties dialog appears, defaulted at the General tab.
Click the Font
In the Weight
selector, select Bold.
In the Decorations
selector, select Underline.
The Advanced Textbox Properties
dialog appears as depicted in Illustration 34.
Illustration 34: The
Advanced Textbox Properties Dialog for Line Total - SubCategory Footer
to close the Properties dialogs.
Now let's take a look
at an alternative means of working with properties, as we handle the formats for our column
Click the row
handle (the blue / gray area to the left) for the top row in the table layout.
Window for the row should appear in the bottom right corner of the
development environment. If it does not, click the Properties Window
icon (see Illustration 35) in the top toolbar to cause it to appear.
Illustration 35: The
Properties Window Icon
Expand the Font item,
located in the top Appearance section of the Properties Window,
by clicking the "+" sign to the left of the Font label.
Font expands to reveal the settings of the components
that make up its settings summary line.
Click the selector to the right of the FontWeight
property to enable it.
selector to the right of the TextAlign property to enable it.
Select Center to center the Category
selector to the right of the TextDecoration property to enable it.
to underline the column headings.
The Appearance section of the Properties Window appears as shown in Illustration
Illustration 36: The
Appearances Section of the Properties Window - Our Settings Circled
Window provides an excellent option for handling the formatting and other
properties of rows, columns and the overall report.
Click the third
cell from the top in the Product column, where we have placed the
concatenated "label" we created earlier for the "breaks"
between the various SubCategories in the report.
Drag the label
to the left, and drop it in the first cell of the same row (actually the Subcategories
from the context menu that appears.
Click the Advanced
button on the Textbook Properties dialog that appears.
Click the Font tab on
the Advanced Textbook Properties dialog that appears.
Set Size at 11 pt.
Set Style at Italic.
Set Weight at Bold.
The Advanced Textbook Properties dialog appears as depicted in Illustration 37.
Illustration 37: The
Advanced Textbook Properties Dialog for the SubCategory Label