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Understand Report Sections

How to Understand Report Sections in Access

Understand Report Sections

Report Sections

Access breaks your reports into separate parts called sections. Each section has its own specific purpose and always prints in the same order on a report. Let's take a closer look at the sections in a report.

Report Sections

A Report Header: The Report Header contains text that appears at the top of the first page of a report, such as the name of the report. B Detail: The Detail section contains text and the actual fields that are displayed for each record. This would be like the main body in a word-processing document.
C Page Footer: The Page Footer contains text that appears at the bottom of each page of a report, such as page numbers. D Report Footer: The Report Footer contains text that appears at the end of the last page of a report. It often contains numeric summaries for the report, such as a grand total.

Add a Control

You can add controls to your reports the same way you add them to forms.

  1. In Design View, click the Design tab.
  2. Click the Controls button and select the control button you want to add.
    Add a Control
  3. Click and drag where you want your control to appear on the report.
    Add a Control

The control appears on your report.

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