A newly created report contains one area by default: the body. In the Report menu, you have the option of adding a page header or a page footer.
The Body of the Report
This area is the freeform empty slate upon which you can place any report item and which contains the data for the report. A data bound report item such as a TextBox which is placed directly on the body of the report displays the first value found for the associated field. Data regions, which can contain other report items, may be placed anywhere in the body of the report to display all of the values for any data bound report items you add to them. For more information, see Data Regions and Report Items.
The Page Header and Page Footer
You can add a page header or a page footer, or both, in the Report menu. These areas display the same information at the top and bottom of each page in your report. You can use any report item other than a data region or a subreport in these sections. You cannot bind a report item to a field in these areas. Page headers and footers are generally used for letterheads, company logos, contact information, and global information such as print date, report name, and page numbers. For information on suppressing page headers and footers on the first and last page of a report, see Hiding Page Headers and Footers.