Exporting Reports to Different Formats
When you save a Crystal Report, your report file is saved on disk with an .RPT extension. This Crystal Reports native format can be used only with another copy of Crystal Reports, with a member of the BusinessObjects Enterprise family, with a Web-based application using a native Crystal Reports programming interface, or with a customized Windows application (customized Visual Studio .NET applications are discussed in Chapter 19). Since everyone who might ever need to view a report probably won’t have their own copy of Crystal Reports, there are many ways to export a report to a different file format for use with such products as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Acrobat Reader, and others. You ...