You can change many report element properties directly with the toolbar instead of using the element's property dialog. Additionally you can use it to modify multiple elements at once.
This buttons are for creating a new report, loading a report file and saving a report.
Use this buttons to print the report or to view a preview of the printout.
With this buttons report elements can be cut to, copied to or pasted from the report designer's clipboard.
This buttons are used to set a report element to the background or bring it in front of all other report elements, in case of overlapping elements.
Report elements can be arranged with this buttons. Some of the buttons are only enabled when multiple elements are selected (for example to align the left edges).
This part of the toolbar shows the type of the currently selected report element and its main property (text if it is a label, data field, band type, ...). You can edit this property directly with the toolbar, without the need to open the element's property dialog.
Here you can set font and font styles of the selected report elements (font name, font size, bold, underline, italic).
This buttons are for aligning text within a report element. Text can be aligned left, right or centered. Of course this only makes sense if the report element's size is bigger than its text, and if "autosize" is deactivated.
With this button you can open a dialog to set the frame options for the selected element.