As you learned earlier in this book, the Access report is the ideal format for presenting database information on the printed page. Using reports, you can add page numbering controls and other header or footer information that repeat on each page of the report.
Whether you create a report using AutoReport or the Report Wizard, the completed report appears in the Print Preview mode, as shown in Figure 22.1.
You can immediately send the report to the default printer by clicking the Print button on the Print Preview toolbar. If you find that you would like to change the margins on the report or change how the report is oriented on the page, click the Setup button on the Print Preview toolbar. The Page Setup dialog box appears (see Figure 22.2).
Figure 22.1. Reports created using AutoReport or the Report Wizard open in the Print Preview mode.
Figure 22.2. The Page Setup dialog box enables you to control the margins and page orientation of the printed report.
Three tabs are on the Page Setup dialog box:
Use the Report Design View to Make Design Changes If you find that the report needs some major structural changes, click the View button to go to the Design view.
After you have finished making your choices in the Page Setup dialog box, click OK to close the dialog box. You can now print the report.