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Lesson 7 Report design view
Objective Describe the features of report design view.

Access Report Design View

Remember everything you learned about form design view? Well, you will put it to good use, because you can use all those skills to edit reports, too. There is an important difference between editing reports and editing forms, though: you cannot edit a report at all fromReport view, you need to do it all in Design view.
First, let us have a look at a report in both Report and Design view. You will see how similar report design view is to Form Design view. The image below is an example of a simple report showing projects by company.

Access Design consisting of Company and Project Description

View the diagram below to see the Design view for the same report and learn about its features.
  1. View: Design
  2. Save – Save your report design frequently
  3. Field List – Displays the list of fields available for the report
  4. Toolbox – Displays or hides the Toolbox
  5. Sorting and Grouping – Displays the Sorting and Grouping dialog box
  6. AutoFormat – Displays the AutoFormat dialog box
  7. Section dividers

Report Design View Features
The next lesson is a review of editing in the Design view.