This dialogue box allows you to modify the appearance of information stored inside a frame. You can display this popup window by double clicking on a frame, or right click on the frame and select from the popup menu the choice titled Properties:

 

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You can change any aspect of the frame contents by using this dialogue box. Here is a breakdown of the various options:

 

Contents: If you are going to use the frame to contain text you can simply type it into this entry field. If you want the frame to contain  database information click on the Dictionary button to select a database field, or alternatively format the information using the built in functions. You can modify the contents at any time by selecting the frame and re-editing.

Contents - Image File Name: Select if the contents of a file is an image from a file.

Picture: If using database information inside the frame you can use a "picture" to modify it's appearance.

Split Enable:

Align Horizontal: A drop-list of different positions that the frame contents are aligned horizontally inside the frame.

Align Vertical: A drop-list of different positions that the frame contents are aligned vertically inside the frame.

Left Margin: Define in increments of 0.5mm the gap between the edge of the frame and it's contents from the left edge of the frame.

Right Margin: Define in increments of 0.5mm the gap between the edge of the frame and it's contents from the right edge of the frame.

Top Margin: Define in increments of 0.5mm the gap between the edge of the frame and it's contents from the top edge of the frame.

Bottom Margin: Define in increments of 0.5mm the gap between the edge of the frame and it's contents from the bottom edge of the frame.

Between Margin:

Border Color: Displays a standard Windows color selection box to choose a color for the border drawn around the frame.

Left Border: A checkbox that allows for displaying (checkbox is check-marked) or not displaying (checkbox is empty) a border on this side of the frame. The default setting for the report builder is to display a solid black border around the contents of the frame.

Right Border: A checkbox that allows for displaying (checkbox is check-marked) or not displaying (checkbox is empty) a border on this side of the frame. The default setting for the report builder is to display a solid black border around the contents of the frame.

Top Border: A checkbox that allows for displaying (checkbox is check-marked) or not displaying (checkbox is empty) a border on this side of the frame. The default setting for the report builder is to display a solid black border around the contents of the frame.

Bottom Border: A checkbox that allows for displaying (checkbox is check-marked) or not displaying (checkbox is empty) a border on this side of the frame. The default setting for the report builder is to display a solid black border around the contents of the frame.

Border Width: This is a spin-box with a range of 0-9 which changes the border line width.

Font: Displays a standard Windows dialogue box to change the font characteristics of the frame contents.

Fill Enable: A checkbox allowing you to fill in a frame with a solid color. When check-marked the button to the left of the checkbox is made available to select a color from a standard Windows color selection dialogue window.

Save: Save changes made to the selected frame.

Cancel: Abandon all changes made to the selected frame.