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Crystal Reports by Neil FitzGerald

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CHAPTER 9CUSTOM FORMATTING TECHNIQUES

In this chapter

Introduction

Making Presentation-Quality Reports

Common Formatting Features

Working with ToolTips

Lines and Boxes

Creating a Vertical Text Watermark

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

Report-to-Report Linking and the Hyperlink Wizard

Find in Field Explorer

Barcode Support

Crystal Reports in the Real World—Advanced Charting

INTRODUCTION

This chapter focuses on more complex formatting to make reports look like high-quality information portals rather than simply paper reports. Often a software suite is either powerful or easy to use, but Crystal Reports actually does a great job of being both and can be best described as having layers of complexity. For the beginner, ...

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