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Create and Add Themes
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A theme is a collection of properties that defines the appearance of a report. A theme includes colors, fonts, images, and expressions that you can apply to report elements once you add a theme to a report.

You can add one or many themes to a report. If a report has multiple themes, you can use the report's CollateBy property to control the page order in a report. For more information, see Collation.

Use the following instructions to create and add themes.

To create a new theme

  1. From the Start menu, go to All Programs > GrapeCity > ActiveReports and select ActiveReports Theme Editor.
  2. In the Theme Editor that opens, define the colors, fonts, images, and constant expressions properties for your new theme under the corresponding tabs.
  3. On the File menu, select Save.
  4. Choose a directory on your local machine and enter the name of a new theme, then click Save.

To add a theme to the report 

  1. In the Designer, click the gray area around the report page to select a report.
  2. In the Properties window, select the Themes property and click the ellipsis (…) button to open the Report - Themes dialog.
  3. In the Report - Themes dialog that opens, click the Open... icon above the list of themes.
  4. In the Open dialog that appears, select a theme file from your local files and click Open.
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