Chapter 13. Custom Formatting Techniques

This hour focuses on more complex formatting to make reports look like high-quality information portals rather than simply paper reports:

  • Making Presentation-Quality Reports

  • Common Formatting Features

  • Conditional Formatting—Using Data to Drive the Look of a Report

Making Presentation-Quality Reports

Up to this point in the book, the focus of the hours has been on making sure that the retrieved and presented data is manipulated and appears as required. That is the most important step for report development. However, the next step, formatting, will keep the users coming back to the reports time and time again.

By making reports that are friendly to the business users and easy to read, users will have a good ...

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