Margins in reports and shape sizes in report designer


We’re currently developing reports for our company in NAV report writer (Version 5.0 SP1) and have two questions:

  1. Does anyone know how to change the margins of a report without expanding the ‘white space’ in “sections” view?; and

  2. Is there a way to reduce the size of a shape in the report designer. We have some square shapes as part of the report design and need to reduce them to a very small size. What part of the properties deals with the overall size of the shape?

Thanks in advance.


  1. Click on a blank dataitem and then open the properties page. This is the properties on the report where margins can be changed.

  2. Not sure what you’re asking - i.e. if you want this to happen at run time. If in design mode the again use the properties of the shape and set the height and width.


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