The memo field can be used to create constant text in the report and at
the same time adding text style in a very easy way using the memo text
Even if most of the text will be constant, it is possible to add variable
data using the placeholders ($1 to $5) as explained in the previous
section. Note the Variables tab where you define the Xpath for the place
The HelloWorldMemo.xre report is a very simple example that shows
how to use the memo field. Open the memo field editor by clicking on Memo
The editor will open up and the input area will be as wide as the
field in the report.
The editor is very intuitive however there are a couple of attention
1. Use theEdit - Fontmenu item to define the
default working font. The default is Times New Roman 12.
2. If you need to change the font or style of the text, you select a range
of text and then use the tool bar to set color, style and font size
3. Use File – Save and exit to save your changes
Note while being very powerful, memo fields generate a large amount of
output code, therefore it is not advisable to used them as a replacement
for constant text labels. Use them only if you have a long text and you
need to change the style of the words within the text.
Finally, in the variables tab you can see the assignment of the
placeholders to the XML elements