Report style is one of the most important concepts in both Designer and Server. A style in Report is a set of object attributes that you can assign to components in your report to alter their appearances and characteristics. When you apply a style, you apply a whole group of property entries at once. For example, you may want to format the headings of a report to make them stand out. Instead of formatting them one by one as 12pt, Arial, and center-aligned with a blue background, you can achieve the same goal in one step by applying a predefined style that contains the style properties you want. When you publish reports from Designer, you also have the option to publish the style files to Server. Report supports two types of styles, XSD style and CSS style. Since CSS is a recognized standard, you may want to use CSS rather than XSD. This topic introduces how you can create and apply XSD and CSS styles in Designer.
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