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Crystal Reports XI: Official Guide by Michael Voloshko, Annette Jonker, James Edkins, Neil FitzGerald

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Chapter 14 Designing Effective Report Templates

In this chapter

Understanding the Importance of Reuse in Reporting 320

Understanding Report Templates 320

Using Report Templates 320

Using Existing Crystal Reports as Templates 321

Understanding How Templates Work 323

Creating Useful Report Templates 324

Using Template Field Objects 326

Using Report Templates to Reduce Report Creation Effort 332

Applying Multiple Templates 333

Crystal Reports in the Real World—Standardized Templates 333

Troubleshooting 335

Understanding the Importance of 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 chapters have a consistent look and feel.

One of the ...

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