A report typically presents most of its information in textual format. In fact, we can safely assume that all reports contain text. Even if a report consists primarily of charts or pictures, it still uses text to label charts, display titles, describe the charts or pictures, and so on.
Textual information can be
Static text, which is text that you type in the report. You use static text in a report title, column headings, or to write a summary about the report.
String, number, or date values that are derived from data set fields. The majority of information in a report typically comes from data set fields.