Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies by Allen G. Taylor

By Allen G. Taylor

* up-to-date to mirror the newest model of the Crystal studies reporting software * Explains tips on how to use Crystal stories to speedy rework virtually any facts into interactive content material * encompasses a jump-start bankruptcy on making a basic document * Covers uncomplicated and complex reporting good points, equivalent to retrieving facts from databases; sorting, grouping, and totaling outcome units; utilizing document templates; making correlations with cross-tab reviews; operating with formulation; including geographic aspect with maps; publishing stories; and lots more and plenty extra * contains a new part that explains the right way to use the recent time-saving and data-sharing positive aspects on hand while Crystal reviews is built-in with the opposite elements within the product suite: Crystal company and Crystal research * better half site comprises pattern reviews from the booklet

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29 30 Part I: Reporting Basics Figure 2-14: Page footer in Design mode. 5. Click the Preview tab at the top of the screen to switch to Preview mode. The field names are replaced by actual values, as shown in Figure 2-15. Figure 2-15: Page footer in Preview mode. Wrap things up with a report footer For some types of reports, it’s appropriate to have a final item to close out the report. This would appear after the last of the data on the last page. Items such as this go into the Report Footer section in Design mode.

After a few seconds, a tooltip appears, telling you the name of the tool you’re looking at. Next, you put a report title into the Report Header section as well. To do this, you will have to use several of the tools in the Insert toolbar. 1. Pull down the dividing line between the Report Header section and the Page Header section so that you can place the report title below the level of the logo. To pull down a dividing line, hover the cursor over it until the cursor changes shape, depress the left mouse button and drag the line to the position you want it to be in, and then release the mouse button.

I’ll wait to see what the report looks like before deciding whether I want to change the font size as well. Figure 2-11 shows the layout with the enhanced column headings. Figure 2-11: The column headings are modified to improve their appearance. Previewing the report So far, you’ve been able to see the layout of your report only in the sectioned structure of Design mode. To get a better idea of what the report looks like at this point, you can switch to Preview mode. To do so, click the Print Preview icon in the Standard toolbar.

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