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Inserting Report Headers and Footers

Report headers and footers are treated as normal report areas allowing full customization of the contents, including the introduction of other report elements (Pivots, Charts), text labels and computed fields. Typically report headers and footers are summarizing bands of information. Report headers print only on the first page of a report. Report footers print only on the last page of a report.

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Tip   Do not confuse report headers and footers with report group headers. Report group headers categorize data into repeating collections of records in a header band, based on the Results columns in the Groups Outliner.

To view and create a report header or footer:

  1. Choose Report then Section Boundaries to view the bands for the report components.
  2. Choose Report then Headers And Footers then Option.
    • To insert a report header, choose Report Header.
    • To insert a report footer, choose Report Footer.
    • To insert both report headers and report footers, choose Show Both.
    • The Report Header band appears on the first page of the report. The Report Footer band appears on the last page of the report.

  3. Type the information to appear in the report header or footer, or drag objects from the Catalog pane to the Report Header or Report Footer band.

Review the following table for information on how to insert items into the Report Header or Report Footer band.

Inserting Items into Report Header and Report Footer Bands 

Item to Insert
Steps to Take
text
Select Text Label from the Graphics folder, and drag the text label to the header/footer area.
lines, rectangles, or oval graphic
Select the graphic from the Graphics folder and drag it to the report header /footer area, or choose Report then Insert Graphic.
bitmap graphic
Select the picture from the Graphics Catalog in the Catalog pane and drag it into the report header or footer area.
You can also choose Report then Picture, use the left mouse button to draw the area in which you want the picture to appear, and select an image from the Select Image dialog box.
Smart Chart/Pivot report
Select a prebuilt Pivot report or Chart and drag it into the report header, group header, body, or footer area.
Note that any Chart/Pivot dropped into a header/footer that is "owned" by data is focused by that piece of data.
empty field (for a computed field)
Select a field from the Fields folder and drag it to the report header, group header, body, or footer area, or choose Report then Insert Field.
common report values (such as page number or page total)
Select a field from the Fields folder and drag it to the report header or footer area, or choose Report then Insert Predefined Fields and click a field from the drop-down list. Normally, fields are used in page headers and footer sections.



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