This section contains descriptions of the commands found in Report Designer's Edit menu.


Undo

This command removes the last change you made to the report.


Cut

Use this command to remove the currently selected objects and place them onto the Windows Clipboard. The cut objects will remain on the clipboard until replaced by another Cut or Copy command. Use the Paste command to place objects from the clipboard onto the report. The cut objects also may be pasted into another report by closing the current report, opening the other report and choosing Paste.


Copy

Use this command to place copies of the selected objects onto the Windows Clipboard. The copied objects will remain on the clipboard until replaced by another Cut or Copy command. Use the Paste command to place objects from the clipboard onto a page. The copied objects also may be pasted into another report by closing the current report, opening the other report and choosing Paste.


Paste

The Paste command places a copy of the clipboard contents onto the current page. After pasting, you may use your mouse to drag the objects to a new location.


Note: The Paste command will be disabled if the contents of the clipboard are not compatible with Report Designer.


Delete

Use this command to remove the selected objects from the current page. Deleted objects are not placed onto the Windows Clipboard and cannot be pasted back into the report. If you delete objects by mistake, you can use the Undo command to recover them.


Duplicate

This command creates copies of all selected objects. The copied objects are placed to the right of the originals on the current page. Duplicate is essentially the same as copying and pasting in a single action.


Select All

Use this command to select all objects on the current page. Once selected, you may use your mouse to drag the objects to a new location; or you may use the Copy or Cut commands to place the items onto the clipboard.


Object Properties...

When a single object is selected, use this command to modify its properties. The contents of the properties screen depends on the type of object selected. For an explanation of the tools used to create report objects and their properties, please see The Tool Palette.


Note: You also can access Object Properties by placing the mouse pointer over an object and clicking the right mouse button.


Object Position...

This command can be used to fine tune the placement of objects on the page. This command is only available when a single object, other than a Partition, is selected. The object's position and size (left, top, width and height) must be entered using the current unit of measurement as defined in Report Designer's Preferences.