A.3 Paper Layout View Tool Palette

The Paper Layout view tool palette is a vertical group of tools located on the left-hand side of the Paper Layout view, as shown in Figure A-3.

Figure A-3 Paper Layout view tool palette

Description of Figure A-3 follows
Description of "Figure A-3 Paper Layout view tool palette"

The name and purpose of each tool is as follows:

Icon Description
Select tool

Select tool. Deselects any selected tool to "turn off" the current tool, and allow you to select any object in the Paper Layout view.

Magnify tool

Magnify tool. Zooms in the view on the clicked object. Hold down the SHIFT key when you click the Magnify tool to zoom out.

Frame Select tool

Frame Select tool. Selects all objects within the selected frame or repeating frame, depending upon their explicit anchors (first click the tool, then the frame).

Reshape tool

Reshape tool. Enables you to reshape the selected objects.

Text tool

Text tool. Creates a boilerplate text object.

Rotate tool

Rotate tool. Enables you to rotate the direction of the selected boilerplate text and graphic objects.

Line tool

Line tool. Draws a line boilerplate object.

Rectangle tool

Rectangle tool. Draws a rectangle boilerplate object.

Arc tool

Arc tool. Draws an arc boilerplate image.

Rounded Rectangle tool

Rounded Rectangle tool. Draws a rounded rectangle boilerplate object.

Polyline tool

Polyline tool. Draws an open multilined boilerplate object. Use your mouse to create the multiple lines.

Polygon tool

Polygon tool. Draws a multisided boilerplate object. The object must be closed, unlike a polyline object.

Freehand tool

Freehand tool. Draws a line where you drag your mouse.

Freehand tool

Ellipse tool. Draws an ellipse boilerplate object.

Frame tool

Frame tool. Draws a frame.

Repeating Frame tool

Repeating Frame tool. Draws a repeating frame.

Graph tool

Graph tool. Displays the Graph Wizard so that you can to define a graph that will be inserted into your layout.

Field tool

Field tool. Creates a field object.

Anchor tool

Anchor tool. Creates an anchor between two objects in your layout.

File Link tool

File Link tool. Creates a link file object that you can use to link an external file to your report.

Report Block tool

Report Block tool. Displays the Report Block wizard so that you can add a new report block to your layout.