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How to create a template report item

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Add a report item to the layout, or select an existing item in the layout. For example, Figure 20-4 shows a text item inside a table item and its appearance in the Outline view.

Figure 20-3 Standard appearance of text element and its icon

Figure 20-4  Standard appearance of text element and its icon
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In Create Template Report Item, type instructions to the report developer. These instructions explain how to use the report item. Figure 20-5 shows an example of some instructions.

Figure 20-4 Providing instructions for a template report item

Figure 20-5  Providing instructions for a template report item
Choose OK. The report item now appears in the layout as a template report item. The template report item displays an icon appropriate to the type of report item and the instructions you provided and in Outline, the report item’s icon changes to be a template item icon. Figure 20-6 shows how the text element shown in Figure 20-4 appears after conversion to a template report item.

Figure 20-5 Text element as a template report item

Figure 20-6  Text element as a template report item

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