Reports are made up of bands. The way data appears in a report is determined by the kind of band a report object (data field, image, line, shape, etc.) is in.
For example, objects in the Page Header band will appear at the top of each page. Objects in the Page Footer band will appear at the bottom of each page. And the objects in the Detail band will repeat down the page until no more page space is available, at which point a new page will be started (the Detail band prints once for each record in the table the report is based on).
The number of available bands depends on the report type. For example, the Sub-detail band is only available in a book report, and the Column Header band is only available if the report has more than one column (you set up the number of columns in the 'Page Setup' window).
The Title band prints on the first page of the report, above the Page Header band.
The Page Header band prints at the top of each page, except the first page where it is printed after the Title band.
The Column Header band prints at the top of each column. This band is only available in reports with more than one column.
The Group Header band prints before the Detail band each time the group value changes. There is one Group Header band for each group (a report can have up the five groups).
The Detail band prints once for each record in the table the report is based on. For example, in a book report the Detail band prints once for each book that is printed.
The Sub-Detail band prints once for each section (contents data) in the book. The sections are always printed in the order they appear in the book. This band is only available in book reports.
The Detail 2 band prints after the Sub-detail band, and is useful if you want to add some space after the contents data before the next book, or if you want to print some book fields after the contents data. This band is only available in book reports.
The Group Footer band prints after the Detail/Sub-detail/Detail 2 bands each time the group value changes. There is one Group Footer band for each group (a report can have up the five groups).
The Column Footer band prints at the bottom of each column. This band is only available in reports with more than one column.
The Page Footer band prints at the bottom of each page.
The Summary band prints on the last page of the report, above the Page Footer band.
Edit band properties
To modify the properties of a band (for example height or fill color), right-click the band and choose Properties from the popup menu.
To resize a band click the band's title bar (the part of the band that displays the band name) and drag while you hold down the mouse button. Release the mouse button when the band has the desired height.
You can also edit the band properties, and manually set the Height property.
Hide and show band
To hide or show a band, simply open the Report menu and select the band you want hide or show. If it is currently hidden, it will be shown. If it is currently shown, it will be hidden.