5.10. Toolbars

JasperAssistant provides an extensive set of toolbars that allow to quickly perform frequent operations. Next table presents an overview of all the available toolbars:

Table 5.3. Toolbars

Toolbar ItemDescription
Align
Align left margins of the selected objects.
Align centers of the selected objects.
Align right margins of the selected objects.
Align top margins of the selected objects.
Align middles of the selected objects.
Align bottom margins of the selected objects.
Align in Container
Align selected objects to container's left margin
Align selected objects to container's center
Align selected objects to container's right margins
Align selected objects to container's top margin
Align selected objects to container's middle
Align selected objects to container's bottom margin
Arrange
Bring forward the selected objects.
Send backward the selected objects.
Edit
Undo changes
Redo changes
Cut to clipboard
Copy to clipboard
Paste from clipboard
Format
Change the font of the selected text objects.
Change the font size of the selected text objects.
Decrease the font size of the selected text objects.
Increase the font size of the selected text objects.
Toggle the font's bold style for the selected text objects.
Toggles the font's italic style for the selected text objects.
Toggles the font's underline style for the selected text objects.
Toggles the font's strike through style for the selected text objects.
Align text to left for the selected text objects.
Align text to center for the selected text objects.
Align text to right for the selected text objects.
Justify text for the selected text objects.
Align text vertically to top for the selected text objects.
Align text vertically to middle for the selected text objects.
Align text vertically to bottom for the selected text objects.
Size
Make the selected objects of the same width.
Make the selected objects of the same height.
Make the selected objects of the same size.
Spacing
Make horizontal spacing between selected objects equal.
Decrease horizontal spacing between selected objects.
Increase horizontal spacing between selected objects.
Remove horizontal spacing between selected objects.
Make vertical spacing between selected objects equal.
Decrease vertical spacing between selected objects.
Increase vertical spacing between selected objects.
Remove vertical spacing between selected objects.
View
Change the zoom level
Zoom out
Zoom in
Show properties view for selected objects.
Wizards
Invoke the Fields Wizard for current report
Invoke the Report Export wizard for current report
Box
Toggle border for the selected objects
Toggle left border for the selected objects
Toggle top border for the selected objects
Toggle right border for the selected objects
Toggle bottom border for the selected objects
Edit box settings for the selected objects

The visibility and positioning of the toolbars is customizable. The position of a toolbar can be changed by simply dragging it to the desired location. By right-clicking on the toolbar, and selecting the "Customize Perspective..." option from the context menu, the toolbar customization dialog can be invoked.

Tip

Customize the JasperAssistant perspective to include only the toolbars you want so the interface is not cluttered by actions that are unrelated to the JasperReports development. Lock the toolbars to prevent toolbar changes while switching between different editors.