The cell properties appear in the property area at the bottom left of the
editing window when you select a cell, or when you select a cell style in the
style panel. Cell styles are cascading. Clearing a value or choosing the special value
inherit makes a property undefined, so that it will be taken from the
Cell styles are organized int four tabs:
The basic cell properties.
The width/height of the cell in the grid.
The properties for fomatting the look of the text. I.e. the font and its size
and weight. Text formatting.
The cell border.
- The name of the style.
Note: The style
name is optional. Naming a style causes it to appear in the style panel and in
the formatting toolbar. From there it can be applied to other cells. Changing a
property of a named style changes the format of all cells that use this style.
An unnamed style only affects the cell that it is applied to.
Note: When you are editing a cell and you
change a property then it is frequently undesired and unexpected that all cells
with the same style change. Therefore ReportWeaver makes the change in a local
unnamed style, that is based on the named style.
- This specifies the name style that the current style is based on. This
means any open properties are first looked for in the base style, before
cascading to the environment. Click into the value column to select a base
style from the drop down list.
- Align Horizontal/Vertical:
- This defines how the cell contents are aligned within the cell. Click into
the value area to select a setting from the drop down list.
- Span Horizontal/Vertical:
- This defines whether a cell spans several rows or columns. Enter a value
for the span.
- Text Type:
- This specifies how multi-line text in a cell shall be treated. ReportWeaver
supports 3 types of text:
Plain, Flow and Html. Plain text displays any newlines that occur in the text
as they are.
Flow reflows text to the available width. Any newlines are removed and text is
broken at word boundaries.
Html treats the text as formatted text with html markup. ReportWeaver uses the
built in Html renderer of Java which has some limitations on the html that it
can render. However for inline textmarkup it is usualy sufficient.
- Specifies whether a multi line cell can be split at page boundaries, or
whether it is kept together on a single page.
- Integer/Float/Date Format
- Specifies how whole numbers will be displayed in the cell. It uses Java
- Allows you to specify a text to appear before or after the cell contents.
The Cell Border
The four toggle buttons
around the preview area set the border to the values specified above.
The current setings of the cell border are shown in the preview area at the
- Outer Indent
- Specifies the space outside of the painted border line in typograhical
points (pt). The indent is painted using the background color from the
- Specifies the width of the painted border line in typograhical points (pt).
Choose one of the predefined values from the combo box or enter a floating
- Inner Padding
- Specifies the space betwen the painted border line and the contents in
typograhical points (pt).
- Specifies the color of the border.
- Please select one of the toggle buttons for the line style.
- Shortcut buttons to set all 4 borders at once, or to remove all borders or
to inherit all borders.
Note: The border settings are applied when
you press one of the four toggle buttons. To change a border press the toggle