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Report item alignment

Bold Report Designer provides a set of interactive alignment options to improve the report editing experience. The alignment options are listed in the toolbar as shown below.

Alignment options

Align

You can align the report items in design surface in left, center, right, top, middle and bottom directions. To enable this options in the toolbar, you must select two report items in the design surface.

Alignment options

Left align

Aligns the selected report items at the left position of the selected report items which has least left distance value in design surface.

Before aligning:

Before left align

After aligning:

After left align

Center align

Aligns the selected report items at the center position based on the start and end left positions of the selected report items in design surface.

Before aligning:

Before left align

After aligning:

After left align

Right align

Aligns the selected report items at the right position of the selected report item which has higher left distance value in design surface.

Before aligning:

Before right align

After aligning:

After right align

Top align

Aligns the selected report items at the top position of the selected report item which has least top distance value in design surface.

Before aligning:

Before right align

After aligning:

After right align

Middle align

Aligns the selected report items at the middle position based on the start and end top positions of the selected report items in design surface.

Before aligning:

Before left align

After aligning:

After left align

Bottom align

Aligns the selected report items at the bottom position of the selected report item which has higher top distance value in design surface.

Before aligning:

Before right align

After aligning:

After right align

Center horizontally

Aligns all report items to the center position of design surface in horizontal direction.

Before aligning:

Before right align

After aligning:

After right align

Center vertically

Aligns all report items to the center position of design surface in vertical direction.

Before aligning:

Before right align

After aligning:

After right align

Distribute

The Distribute option can be used to place the selected report items on the design surface at equal intervals from each other. The selected report items will be equally spaced within the selection boundary.

Distribute Report Items

Horizontally

Before aligning:

Before horizontal distribution

After aligning:

After horizontal distribution

Vertically

Before aligning:

Before vertical distribution

After aligning:

After vertical distribution

Sizing

Sizing option can be used to equally size the selected report items in the design surface.

Sizing

Same size

Resizes the size (width and height) of the selected report items to the size of the selected report item which has maximum size.

Same height

Resizes the height of the selected report items to the height of the selected report item which has maximum height.

Same width

Resizes the width of the selected report items to the width of the selected report item which has maximum width.

Align to grid

Snaps the top left of the selected report items to the closest gridline.

Align to grid

Size to grid

Snaps the selected report item to the closest gridline by resizing the report item on all four sides.

Size to grid