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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Reports Layout tab

Because the cut, copy, and paste functions need access to the clipboard of your operating system, some Internet browsers either block it when called from the layout editor toolbar, or ask you to explicitly agree to it. If you’re blocked from accessing the clipboard by clicking the respective cut, copy and paste buttons from the toolbar or context menu, you can always use keyboard shortcuts.

The following options are available in the Layout tab (layout editor):

Field

Description

Insert Chart or Edit Chart

Click to insert a FortiAnalyzer chart. Charts are associated with datasets that extract data from logs for the report.

In the Insert Chart or Chart Properties dialog box, you can specify a custom title, width, and filters for the chart. For information on setting filters, see Filtering report output.

You can edit a chart by right clicking the chart in the layout editor and selecting Chart Properties or by clicking the chart to select it and then clicking Edit Chart.

Insert Macro

Click to insert a FortiAnalyzer macro. Macros are associated with datasets that extract data from logs for the report.

Image

Click the Image button in the toolbar to insert an image into the report layout. Right-click an existing image to edit image properties.

Table

Click the Table button in the toolbar to insert a table into the report layout. Right-click an existing table to edit a cell, row, column, table properties, or delete the table.

Insert Horizontal Line

Click to insert a horizontal line.

Insert Page Break for Printing

Click to insert a page break for printing.

Link

Click the Link button in the toolbar to open the Link dialog box. You can select to insert a URL, a link to an anchor in the text, or an email address. Alternatively, use the CTRL+L keyboard shortcut to open the Link dialog box.

Anchor

Click the Anchor button in the toolbar to insert an anchor in the report layout.

Cut

To cut a text fragment, start with selecting it. When the text is selected, you can cut it using one of the following methods:

  • Click the cut button in the toolbar
  • Right-click and select cut in the menu
  • Use the CTRL+X shortcut on your keyboard.

Copy

To cut a text fragment, start with selecting it. When the text is selected, you can cut it using one of the following methods:

  • Click the cut button in the toolbar
  • Right-click and select cut in the menu
  • Use the CTRL+C shortcut on your keyboard.

Paste

To paste text, start with cutting or copying from another source. Depending on the security settings of your browser, you may either paste directly from the clipboard or use the Paste dialog box.

Paste as plain text

Click Paste as plain text to paste formatted text without the formatting. If the browser blocks the editor toolbar’s access to clipboard, a Paste as Plain Text dialog box appears and you can paste the fragment into the text box using the CTRL+V keyboard shortcut.

Paste from Word

You can preserve basic formatting when you paste a text fragment from Microsoft Word. To achieve this, copy the text in a Word document and paste it using one of the following methods:

  • Click the Paste from Word button in the toolbar
  • Use the CTRL+V shortcut on your keyboard.

Undo

Click to undo the last action. Alternatively, use the CTRL+Z keyboard shortcut to perform the undo operation.

Redo

Click to redo the last action. Alternatively, use the CTRL+Y keyboard shortcut to perform the redo operation.

Find

Click to find text in the report layout editor. This dialog box includes the following elements:

  • Find what: Is the text field where you enter the word or phrase you want to find.
  • Match case: Checking this option limits the search operation to words whose case matches the spelling (uppercase and lowercase letters) given in the search field. This means the search becomes case-sensitive.
  • Match whole word: Checking this option limits the search operation to whole words.
  • Match cyclic: Checking this option means that after the editor reaches the end of the document, the search continues from the beginning of the text. This option is checked by default.

Replace

Click to replace text in the report layout editor. This dialog box includes consists of the following elements:

  • Find what: Is the text field where you enter the word or phrase you want to find.
  • Replace with: Is the text field where you enter the word or phrase that will replace the search term in the document.
  • Match case: Checking this option limits the search operation to words whose case matches the spelling (uppercase and lowercase letters) given in the search field. This means the search becomes case-sensitive.
  • Match whole word: Checking this option limits the search operation to whole words.
  • Match cyclic: Checking this option means that after the editor reaches the end of the document, the search continues from the beginning of the text. This option is checked by default.

Save as Template

Click to save the layout as a template.

Paragraph Format

Select the paragraph format from the dropdown list. Select one of the following: Normal, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4, Heading 5, Heading 6, Formatted, Address, or Normal (DIV).

Font Name

Select the font from the dropdown list.

Font Size

Select the font size from the dropdown list. Select a size ranging from 8 to 72.

Bold

Select the text fragment and then click the Bold button in the toolbar. Alternatively, use the CTRL+B keyboard shortcut to apply bold formatting to a text fragment.

Italic

Select the text fragment and then click the Italic button in the toolbar. Alternatively, use the CTRL+I keyboard shortcut to apply italics formatting to a text fragment.

Underline

Select the text fragment and then click the Underline button in the toolbar. Alternatively, use the CTRL+U keyboard shortcut to apply underline formatting to a text fragment.

Strike Through

Select the text fragment and then click the Strike Through button in the toolbar.

Subscript

Select the text fragment and then click the Subscript button in the toolbar.

Superscript

Select the text fragment and then click the Superscript button in the toolbar.

Text Color

You can change the color of text in the report by using a color palette. To choose a color, select a text fragment, click the Text Color button in the toolbar, and select a color.

Background Color

You can also change the color of the text background.

Insert/Remove Numbered List

Click to insert or remove a numbered list.

Insert/Remove Bulleted List

Click to insert or remove a bulleted list.

Decrease Indent

To decrease the indentation of the element, click the Decrease Indent toolbar button. The indentation of a block-level element containing the cursor will decrease by one tabulator length.

Increase Indent

To increase the indentation of the element, click the Increase Indent toolbar button. The block-level element containing the cursor will be indented with one tabulator length.

Block Quote

Block quote is used for longer quotations that are distinguished from the main text by left and right indentation. It is recommended to use this type of formatting when the quoted text consists of several lines or at least 100 words.

Align Left

When you align your text left, the paragraph is aligned with the left margin and the text is ragged on the right side. This is usually the default text alignment setting for the languages with left to right direction.

Center

When you center your text, the paragraph is aligned symmetrically along the vertical axis and the text is ragged on the both sides. This setting is often used in titles or table cells.

Align Right

When you align your text right, the paragraph is aligned with the right margin and the text is ragged on the left side. This is usually the default text alignment setting for the languages with right to left direction.

Justify

When you justify your text, the paragraph is aligned to both the left and right margins and the text is not ragged on either side..

Remove Format

Click to remove formatting.

Reports Layout tab

Because the cut, copy, and paste functions need access to the clipboard of your operating system, some Internet browsers either block it when called from the layout editor toolbar, or ask you to explicitly agree to it. If you’re blocked from accessing the clipboard by clicking the respective cut, copy and paste buttons from the toolbar or context menu, you can always use keyboard shortcuts.

The following options are available in the Layout tab (layout editor):

Field

Description

Insert Chart or Edit Chart

Click to insert a FortiAnalyzer chart. Charts are associated with datasets that extract data from logs for the report.

In the Insert Chart or Chart Properties dialog box, you can specify a custom title, width, and filters for the chart. For information on setting filters, see Filtering report output.

You can edit a chart by right clicking the chart in the layout editor and selecting Chart Properties or by clicking the chart to select it and then clicking Edit Chart.

Insert Macro

Click to insert a FortiAnalyzer macro. Macros are associated with datasets that extract data from logs for the report.

Image

Click the Image button in the toolbar to insert an image into the report layout. Right-click an existing image to edit image properties.

Table

Click the Table button in the toolbar to insert a table into the report layout. Right-click an existing table to edit a cell, row, column, table properties, or delete the table.

Insert Horizontal Line

Click to insert a horizontal line.

Insert Page Break for Printing

Click to insert a page break for printing.

Link

Click the Link button in the toolbar to open the Link dialog box. You can select to insert a URL, a link to an anchor in the text, or an email address. Alternatively, use the CTRL+L keyboard shortcut to open the Link dialog box.

Anchor

Click the Anchor button in the toolbar to insert an anchor in the report layout.

Cut

To cut a text fragment, start with selecting it. When the text is selected, you can cut it using one of the following methods:

  • Click the cut button in the toolbar
  • Right-click and select cut in the menu
  • Use the CTRL+X shortcut on your keyboard.

Copy

To cut a text fragment, start with selecting it. When the text is selected, you can cut it using one of the following methods:

  • Click the cut button in the toolbar
  • Right-click and select cut in the menu
  • Use the CTRL+C shortcut on your keyboard.

Paste

To paste text, start with cutting or copying from another source. Depending on the security settings of your browser, you may either paste directly from the clipboard or use the Paste dialog box.

Paste as plain text

Click Paste as plain text to paste formatted text without the formatting. If the browser blocks the editor toolbar’s access to clipboard, a Paste as Plain Text dialog box appears and you can paste the fragment into the text box using the CTRL+V keyboard shortcut.

Paste from Word

You can preserve basic formatting when you paste a text fragment from Microsoft Word. To achieve this, copy the text in a Word document and paste it using one of the following methods:

  • Click the Paste from Word button in the toolbar
  • Use the CTRL+V shortcut on your keyboard.

Undo

Click to undo the last action. Alternatively, use the CTRL+Z keyboard shortcut to perform the undo operation.

Redo

Click to redo the last action. Alternatively, use the CTRL+Y keyboard shortcut to perform the redo operation.

Find

Click to find text in the report layout editor. This dialog box includes the following elements:

  • Find what: Is the text field where you enter the word or phrase you want to find.
  • Match case: Checking this option limits the search operation to words whose case matches the spelling (uppercase and lowercase letters) given in the search field. This means the search becomes case-sensitive.
  • Match whole word: Checking this option limits the search operation to whole words.
  • Match cyclic: Checking this option means that after the editor reaches the end of the document, the search continues from the beginning of the text. This option is checked by default.

Replace

Click to replace text in the report layout editor. This dialog box includes consists of the following elements:

  • Find what: Is the text field where you enter the word or phrase you want to find.
  • Replace with: Is the text field where you enter the word or phrase that will replace the search term in the document.
  • Match case: Checking this option limits the search operation to words whose case matches the spelling (uppercase and lowercase letters) given in the search field. This means the search becomes case-sensitive.
  • Match whole word: Checking this option limits the search operation to whole words.
  • Match cyclic: Checking this option means that after the editor reaches the end of the document, the search continues from the beginning of the text. This option is checked by default.

Save as Template

Click to save the layout as a template.

Paragraph Format

Select the paragraph format from the dropdown list. Select one of the following: Normal, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4, Heading 5, Heading 6, Formatted, Address, or Normal (DIV).

Font Name

Select the font from the dropdown list.

Font Size

Select the font size from the dropdown list. Select a size ranging from 8 to 72.

Bold

Select the text fragment and then click the Bold button in the toolbar. Alternatively, use the CTRL+B keyboard shortcut to apply bold formatting to a text fragment.

Italic

Select the text fragment and then click the Italic button in the toolbar. Alternatively, use the CTRL+I keyboard shortcut to apply italics formatting to a text fragment.

Underline

Select the text fragment and then click the Underline button in the toolbar. Alternatively, use the CTRL+U keyboard shortcut to apply underline formatting to a text fragment.

Strike Through

Select the text fragment and then click the Strike Through button in the toolbar.

Subscript

Select the text fragment and then click the Subscript button in the toolbar.

Superscript

Select the text fragment and then click the Superscript button in the toolbar.

Text Color

You can change the color of text in the report by using a color palette. To choose a color, select a text fragment, click the Text Color button in the toolbar, and select a color.

Background Color

You can also change the color of the text background.

Insert/Remove Numbered List

Click to insert or remove a numbered list.

Insert/Remove Bulleted List

Click to insert or remove a bulleted list.

Decrease Indent

To decrease the indentation of the element, click the Decrease Indent toolbar button. The indentation of a block-level element containing the cursor will decrease by one tabulator length.

Increase Indent

To increase the indentation of the element, click the Increase Indent toolbar button. The block-level element containing the cursor will be indented with one tabulator length.

Block Quote

Block quote is used for longer quotations that are distinguished from the main text by left and right indentation. It is recommended to use this type of formatting when the quoted text consists of several lines or at least 100 words.

Align Left

When you align your text left, the paragraph is aligned with the left margin and the text is ragged on the right side. This is usually the default text alignment setting for the languages with left to right direction.

Center

When you center your text, the paragraph is aligned symmetrically along the vertical axis and the text is ragged on the both sides. This setting is often used in titles or table cells.

Align Right

When you align your text right, the paragraph is aligned with the right margin and the text is ragged on the left side. This is usually the default text alignment setting for the languages with right to left direction.

Justify

When you justify your text, the paragraph is aligned to both the left and right margins and the text is not ragged on either side..

Remove Format

Click to remove formatting.