5.5. Outline View

Outline View displays an overall structure of the edited report. This structure is composed of all the visual and non-visual report objects. The structure is presented as an easy to comprehend tree hierarchy.

Most of the tree nodes in the Outline View can be moved and reordered using drag and drop style interface.

For each node in the tree, a context menu is available. The context menu can be invoked by performing right-click on the selected node. For more details on operations available in the context menu see Section 5.11, “Menus”.

Outline View also allows you to drag report fields, variables and parameters directly into the editor. This is a quick method for creating text fields for dragged objects.

Tip

If closed, the Outline View can be opened from the main menu as follows:

Window->Show View->Outline