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Cheat Sheet

Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies

From Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies by Allen G. Taylor

When you're working in Crystal Reports 2008, be sure to recognize the Standard, Formatting, Insert Tools, Expert Tools, and Navigation Tools toolbars and their functions to produce accurate, eye-catching reports.

Crystal Reports 2008 Standard Toolbar

This figure shows the Standard Toolbar when you're working in Crystal Reports 2008. It gives you quick access to the main features of Crystal Reports and is very similar to the equivalent toolbars in any Windows application.

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Crystal Reports 2008 Formatting Toolbar

The Crystal Reports 2008 Formatting toolbar lets you select an object and format it appropriately for your report. Just hover your computer cursor over a symbol and a tooltip appears telling you what it is. This figure shows all the tools available on Crystal Reports 2008's Formatting toolbar:

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Crystal Reports 2008 Insert Tools Toolbar

You can improve reports in Crystal Reports 2008 by adding all kinds of fun stuff like charts, lines, maps, and pictures. The following figure shows the Crystal Reports 2008 Insert Tools toolbar and its features:

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Crystal Reports 2008 Expert Tools Toolbar

You can use the Crystal Reports 2008 Expert Tools toolbar for access to things like database, template, and group expert. The toolbar buttons open dialog boxes that give you options for completing a task. This figure shows the Crystal Reports 2008 Expert Tools toolbar, its buttons, and their functions:

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Crystal Reports 2008 Navigation Tools Toolbar

The Navigation Tools toolbar in Crystal Reports 2008 gives you the ability to work your way quickly around a report and refresh the data. This figure shows you the Navigation Tools toolbar in Crystal Reports 2008 and what its tools can do:

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