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The boxes are inserted with the tool available on the main toolbar.

Inserting a box is very simple. It is necessary to click on the box tool and place it into a section or subsection.

A box with a predefined size will be inserted. It can be altered using the properties page or the mouse.

Specific properties of the object
Property Description
X / Column This property sets the horizontal position of the object (X position). It can be set with numbers or with one of the declared columns.
It is also possible to define values such as "$Col_01 + 200" to obtain a value related to a declared column.
Y position The property "Y position" defines the vertical position of the object related to the beginning of the section or subsection it is into. Expressed in twips.
Width Sets the width of the object. Expressed in twips.
Height Sets the height of the object. Expressed in twips.
Line width Defines the width of the line (not the object). This property is available for the objects BOX, LINE, ANYLINE and CIRCLE.
Color The Colors are expressed in R, G, B mode with values from 0 to 255 each. Additionally, it is possible to open the Windows color pallette for every field used to define the color of the object.
Filled box This property indicates if the box will be filled of color or only the borders will be shown.
Dashed line Defines if the line will be dashed or solid. Available for BOX, LINE and ANYLINE. This property will have effect only if the property Line Width is set to 1.
Align to grid This property is to indicate if the object will be aligned to the grid automatically. In case that is set to "No", it can be moved freely.
Print at runtime This property defines if the object will be printed or not when the report is sent to printer. This property doesn't affect the report on screen. This feature is very useful to work with preprinted forms when the information must be seen on screen but not sent to the printer.

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Object common properties

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