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Hello,

As you have seen Report Builder has a great deal of limitations. There have been almost no improvements in it for many, many years. This is why I typically use Jaspersoft studio for reports. However, as mentioned in a previous answer, it is Java based and does require a JDBC connection to Base for Use. This, I believe, is not acceptable to you.

I have no answer for you regarding border width and color as it just doesn't exist. Shapes (or worse - horizontal & vertical lines) can be used for a field border:

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For color background on fields, the selection becomes available when the property Background Transparent is changed to No:

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And finally, as you may already know, you can set the background colors using Conditional Formatting:

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I hope this helps you.

Hello,

As you have seen Report Builder has a great deal of limitations. There have been almost no improvements in it for many, many years. This is why I typically use Jaspersoft studio for reports. However, as mentioned in a previous answer, it is Java based and does require a JDBC connection to Base for Use. This, I believe, is not acceptable to you.

I have no answer for you regarding border width and color as it just doesn't exist. Shapes (or worse - horizontal & vertical lines) can be used for a field border:

image description

For color background on fields, the selection becomes available when the property Background Transparent is changed to No:

image description

And finally, as you may already know, you can set the background colors using Conditional Formatting:

image description

Edit:

Saw your update just after posting. You are correct about the Top situation. Probably only alternative is using horizontal/vertical lines. Only did a quick mock up and even a sloppy result is a pain:

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I hope this helps you.