There are many types of reports in Access 2016, as well as various advanced options for modifying an Access report. Learn them here.
One of the strengths of reports is that you can modify their appearance to make them look how you want. You can add headers and footers, apply new colors, and even add a logo. All of these things can help you create visually appealing reports.
Watch the video below to learn more about formatting reports in Access.
The bulk of the information in your report comes straight from the query or table you built it from, which means you can't edit it within the report. However, you can change, add, or delete label text, headers, and footers to make your report clearer and easier to read. For example, in our report we decided we didn't need the field headings to understand our data, so we simply deleted them.
Just like other Office programs, Access allows you to modify the text color and font, add shapes, and more. If you're not sure how to perform basic text and shape formatting, visit the Formatting Text and Shapes lessons from our Word 2016 tutorial.
To view and modify the header and footer that appear on each page of your report, select the View command on the Ribbon and switch to Design view. The header and footer are located in the white space beneath the Page Header and Page Footer bars.
Depending on your report's design, sometimes you may find that there is no white space in the page header and footer, as in the image above. If this is the case, you must resize the header and footer before you can add anything to them. Simply click and drag the bottom border of the header or footer to make it larger.
By default, the date and time appear in the header. If you would like to move them to the footer instead, simply click the date and time boxes and drag them to the desired location.