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Crystal Reports 2008: The Complete Reference by George Peck

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Making Your Reports Visually Appealing
Crystal Reports, as a Windows-based report writer, has many features that can help you create eye-catching, visually effective reports. You can often use Crystal Reports to create reports right from the database, whereas you formerly had to use a word processor or page publishing program to create such reports. The next time you’re tempted to export database records to a text file and merge them in a word processing or page publishing document, use some of the techniques covered in this chapter and save yourself the extra work.
You may consider using charts and graphs (discussed in Chapter 9), geographic maps (discussed in Chapter 10), or integrated Flash or Crystal Xcelsius files (discussed in ...

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