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Crystal Reports® 2008 For Dummies® by Allen G. Taylor

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Chapter 21. Sending Your Reports Out into the World

In This Chapter

  • Printing reports

  • Faxing reports

  • Exporting reports to different places

  • Discovering a few troubleshooting tips

When creating a report in Crystal Reports, your ultimate goal is to get the report into the hands of people who can use the information that the report contains. These people might not have access to a computer running Crystal Reports, so several methods of distributing reports are available that don't depend on Crystal Reports being present. For example, you can print the report on paper, send it directly from your computer via fax, or export it to a variety of destinations.

Whether you're distributing your report as a printed document, fax, or computer file, Crystal Reports makes it easy for you to get the report out in a timely fashion and in the form you want.

Printing Your Report

After you complete report development, your report is ready to print, which is the easiest way to produce a finished report. Choose File

Printing Your Report
The Print dialog box, showing default assumptions.

Figure 21-1. The Print dialog box, showing default assumptions.

Make the appropriate selections and then click OK. That's all there is to it. Your report is printed as you specify. Distribute the printed copies to the people who should get them. Now your job is truly finished.

Faxing a Report

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