How to Add a Title to a Report Header in Microsoft Access

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In Brief...

Follow these five steps to add a title to an Access report header.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Access: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. In Design view, on the Report Design Tools: Design tab in the Header/Footer group, click Title.
    Title Box

  2. Type the title for the report.
    Report Title

  3. Go to the Report Design Tools: Format tab and make any formatting changes you want.
    Report Title

  4. Return to the Report Deesign Tools: Design tab, then switch to Print Preview to preview the report.
    Print Preview

  5. When you finish previewing the report, click Close Print Preview.

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