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Report Explorer

About the Report Explorer

The Report Explorer is the MATLAB® Report Generator™ and Simulink® Report Generator graphical interface. It allows you to:

  • Create and modify report setup files.

  • Apply stylesheets to format the generated report.

  • Specify the report file format.

  • Generate reports.

To open the Report Explorer, enter report in the MATLAB Command Window.

The Report Explorer has three panes:

  • The Outline pane on the left shows the hierarchy of components in currently opened report setup files. Report components can reside within other report components, creating parent, child, and sibling relationships.

  • The Library pane in the middle lists the objects available in the context of the Outline pane.

    Outline Pane ContextLibrary Pane Contents

    No report setup file is open.


    Report setup file is open.


    Stylesheet is open.

    Stylesheet attributes

  • The Properties pane contents depend on the Outline pane context. If no report setup file is open, on the right displays tasks the Report Explorer can perform. If a report setup file is open, the Properties pane displays the properties for the item that is currently selected in the Library pane.

    Outline Pane ContextProperties Pane Contents

    No report setup file is open.

    Tasks that the Report Explorer can perform

    Report setup file is open.

    Properties for the item that is currently selected

    After you create a report setup file, the Properties pane initially displays properties for the report setup file as a whole.

    Tip   If the Report Explorer window opens with only two panes, one of the panes is hidden. You can move the vertical boundaries between the panes to reveal any hidden pane, or to make visible panes wider or narrower.

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