Modify object styles

You can change global classes to modify the style of all objects in a report or you can modify local classes and apply them to specific objects.


  1. Click the Pages icon Pages icon, and click Classes.
  2. To create a new class, click the Toolbox icon toolbox icon, drag Class to the Local Classes pane.
  3. To modify an existing class, in the Local Classes or Global Class Extensions pane, click the class.

    Modify a global class to apply a change to all objects that use that class. For example, if you modified the style List column title cell, all column titles in lists will reflect your modifications.

    Tip: Ctrl+click classes to make the same change to more than one class.
  4. In the Properties pane, modify the properties to specify your desired formatting.
    Tip: Look at the Preview pane to preview your changes for different report objects, such as blocks, table cells, and text items.

    If you modify a global class, a pencil symbol appears beside the global class icon to indicate that the class was modified.

  5. Apply the class to objects:
    • Click the Pages icon, and click a report page.
    • Click an object to which to apply a class.
    • In the Properties pane, double-click the Class property.
    • Click the classes to apply from the Local classes and Global classes panes and click the right arrow button right arrow icon.
    • If you applied more than one class, in the Selected classes pane, specify the order in which the classes are applied using the up and down arrow buttons.

      Classes in the Selected classes pane are applied from top to bottom. The style properties from all classes are merged together when they are applied. However, if the classes have style properties in common, the properties from the last class applied override those from previous classes.