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Version: 8.1

Report - Pencil Shape

The Pencil shape component lets you draw free-hand path segments that automatically smooth the curves. Using a Pencil shape can emphasize an area or an item on a report. Select the Pencil shape on the Report Design Palette to make it active, and draw a free-hand path anywhere in the Report Designer. If you stop drawing inside the small square that is placed at the shape's origin, then you will create a closed path, otherwise, you'll create an open path (line). Once a path is created, you can use the handles to change its width and height. You can also change its stroke style, color, and more.

Report Design Component Palette Icon


FillIf true, the shape will fill its space with color.
Fill ColorIf Fill is selected, the color that will fill the shape.
OpacityHow opaque the fill color is, between 0 and 1.
Stroke StyleWhat style of stroke or border to use: Hidden; Shape Outline; Border; Double. To learn more about stroke styles, refer to Stroke and Fill Properties.
StrokeDetails for the chosen stroke. Each Stroke has its own properties depending on the Stroke Style chosen.
  • Color - Color to use for the stroke or border.
  • Dash Pattern - A "Dashed Pattern" string to specify the nunber of pixels on and off. For example, "5,10"
  • Width - Width of the stroke in pixels.
RollNumber of degrees this shape is rotated clockwise.
Scale XAmount to scale the width of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.
Scale YAmount to scale the height of this shape. 1 is scale to 100%.
New in 8.1.19
A link to attach to this reporting component. Will be a clickable hyperlink if the report is exported as a PDF. You can use the values below to link to internal pages.
  • Page:Next - Navigates to the next page.
  • Page:Back - Navigates to the previous page.
  • Page:Number - Replace "Number" with a numeral. Navigates to the specified page.
VisibleIf true, the shape will be visible.
WidthWidth of this shape in pixels.
HeightHeight of this shape in pixels.
XHorizontal distance in pixels between the left edge of this shape and the left edge of the page.
YVertical distance in pixels between the upper edge of this shape and the top edge of the page.


This example shows possible values to set Pencil stroke properties.

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Stroke StyleShape Outline
Stroke ColorFF0000
Stroke Width6 pixels