Each item in a report or form ”such as a field name , a field value, and the report title ”is represented in Design view by a control. When you create a report or form with a wizard, the wizard arranges and sizes the controls to make the report according to the selections you provided. If you want to modify a report, you can do so in Design view by:
Types of Report Controls
There are three kinds of controls you can use in a report:
Each type of control has specific characteristics you can change using the Properties feature. You can modify properties by right- clicking the control you want to modify, and then clicking Properties. In the controls property sheet, you can specify the characteristics you want to change. Although there are menu commands and buttons you can use to change a specific characteristic, using the Properties button is a fast way to see all of the characteristics for a control and make several changes at once.