Lesson 16 Exporting Line-item Reports to Microsoft Excel and Word
The previous lessons described the procedures for customizing line-item reports with various tools that are available in SAP. But thanks to a strategic alliance between SAP and Microsoft, it is also possible to convert SAP line-item reports into Excel spreadsheets and Word documents (where you can then use the tools of these powerful applications to customize them) or into unformatted data (which can easily be pasted into an e-mail message).
There are two classes of methods for exporting SAP line-item reports to these applications. For the lack of better names, we call them front-door exports and back-door exports.
Front-door exports use menu paths and tool buttons in the application ...