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Sams Teach Yourself Crystal Reports® 9 in 24 Hours by Ryan Marples, Neil FitzGerald, Steve Lucas, Joe Estes, Kathryn Hunt

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Chapter 19. Designing Effective Report Templates

To further enhance your reports and to make many reports look as similar as possible, we will use this hour to discuss how to create templates from existing reports as well as new reports. We will look at applying templates to reports that were dealing with getting the required information so that they look presentable as well. This hour's topics are as follows:

  • Reuse in reporting

  • What is a template?

  • Using already existing templates

  • How to create an effective template

  • Using Template Field Objects

  • Maximizing the net effect of templates

Reuse in Reporting

Up to now, you've been creating feature rich reports that are very functional. Most likely, no two of the resulting reports from the previous hours have ...

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