Adding a border

By using predefined border styles, you can quickly add a border around cells or ranges of cells.

  1. Create a report definition and view the default output in Report Designer:
    1. Click Summary Report or Detail Report and specify a definition.
    2. Click the Report Style tab and click Designer to open Report Designer.
    3. Right-click an output item in the Output section and select Add All.
      The report design is populated with the output from your report definition.
  2. Highlight the cell selection that you want to format. The selection can be a single cell, several contiguous cells, a row or a column.
  3. Click the Format Cells button. Or, right-click a cell and select Format > Format Cells.
  4. Click the Border tab.
  5. Specify this information:
    This field includes the preset values None and Outline.
    Select None to remove any border. This option overrules the other border settings.
    Select Outline to include a border.
    Select a line style for the border. Styles include options for a thinner or thicker solid line, or various options for a line broken into dots or dashes.
    Specify a color for the border. You can select a predefined color from the grid or define your own color by specifying the red, green and blue values.
    If you prefer not to include all four sides of a border, then you can use this option to select a combination of sides.
  6. Click OK to save your changes.