Advanced Report Options

There are many types of reports in Access 2013, as well as various advanced options for modifying an Access report. Learn them here.

Modifying your report's appearance

To add a logo:

  1. From the Design tab, click the View command, then select Layout View from the drop-down list.
    Screenshot of Access 2013Switching to Layout View
  2. Locate the Header/Footer group, then click the Logo command.
    Screenshot of Access 2013Clicking the Logo command
  3. A dialog box will appear. Locate and select the desired file, then click OK to add it to your report.
    Screenshot of Access 2013Inserting a logo
  4. A small version of the image will appear in the header. Click and drag the image border to resize it.
    Screenshot of Access 2013Resizing the logo
  5. If necessary, move your logo to the desired location by clicking and dragging it.
    Screenshot of Access 2013Moving a logo

Themes and fonts

A theme is a set of colors and fonts that applies to the entire database to give it a consistent, professional look. By default, databases use the Office theme. When you change the theme, all of the theme fonts and colors in your database change to match the new theme. Designing and modifying reports using theme elements can help you keep the appearance of your reports consistent.

To change the theme:

  1. Select the Design tab, locate the Themes group, and click the Themes command.
  2. A drop-down menu will appear. Select the desired theme.
    Screenshot of Access 2013Selecting a new theme
  3. The theme will be applied to your entire database.
    Screenshot of Access 2013The report with a new theme

To change the theme fonts:

  1. Select the Design tab, locate the Themes group, and click the Fonts command.
  2. A drop-down menu will appear. Select a set of theme fonts.
    Screenshot of Access 2013Selecting a new set of theme fonts
  3. The fonts will be applied to your entire database.
    Screenshot of Access 2013The report with new theme fonts