Formatting a Heading, Footing, Title, or Label
You can use a variety of strategies for enhancing the
context-building elements in a report, that is, the headings, footings,
column and row titles, and labels you assign to row and column totals
and to subtotals. These additions enhance the visual appeal of a
report and communicate a sense of completeness, using font and color
for emphasis and distinctions, and alignment to add structural clarity
and facilitate comprehension.
- Apply font
characteristics to column and row titles, to headings, footing,
and elements in them, and to subtotals, grand totals, and subtotal
calculations. For more information, see Applying Font Attributes to a Heading, Footing, Title, or Label.
- Add borders
around headings and footings and grid lines around headings, footings,
and column titles. For more information, see Laying Out the Report Page.
You can also add space between heading
or footing content and grid lines. For more information, see Controlling the Vertical Positioning of a Heading or Footing.
right-justify, or center a heading, footing, or individual lines
in a multi-line heading or footing, column titles, and subtotals.
For more information, see Justifying a Heading, Footing, Title, or Label. See also How to Center a Page Heading or Footing Using Legacy Formatting and How to Justify a Column Title for a Display or BY Field Using Legacy Formatting.
can also justify a label for a row or column total. For more information,
see Justifying a Label for a Row or Column Total.
- Align a heading
or footing, or elements within a heading or footing, based on:
- Data column
position in the main HTML table or on column position in an embedded
HTML table created for the heading or footing in the report. These
alignment techniques are supported for HTML reports. For more information,
see Aligning a Heading or Footing Element in an HTML, XLSX, EXL2K, or PDF Report.
- Explicit width
and justification specifications for multi-line headings and footings, including
unit measurements (like inches) to enforce the alignment of decimal
points in stacked numeric or alphanumeric data. These alignment
techniques are supported for HTML and PDF reports. For more information,
see Aligning Content in a Multi-Line Heading or Footing.
- An absolute
or relative starting position, defined by either a unit measurement
(like inches) or a column position. These alignment techniques are
supported for PDF reports, although some features are also supported
for HTML when used with an internal cascading style sheet. For more
information, see Positioning Headings, Footings, or Items Within Them.
assistance in determining which of these approaches best suits your
needs, see Choosing an Alignment Method for Heading and Footing Elements.
- Control the
vertical positioning of a heading or footing. For more information,
see Controlling the Vertical Positioning of a Heading or Footing.
- Position a
report or sort heading or footing on a separate page. See Placing a Report Heading or Footing on Its Own Page.