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Crystal Reports 9 For Dummies

From Crystal Reports9 For Dummies by Allen G. Taylor

Producing high-quality reports with Crystal Reports 9 is a whole lot easier with the help of the Crystal Reports 9 toolbars. The standard toolbar helps you do basic tasks; the formatting and insert toolbars help you to format and insert, natch; and with the CR 9 release, you get the Expert functions and the Expert toolbar.

Crystal Reports 9 Standard Toolbar

You can produce great reports with Crystal Reports 9, and to help you do just that, you need to be familiar with the buttons on the basic toolbar. The following figure shows the Crystal Reports 9 standard toolbar:

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Crystal Reports 9 Formatting Toolbar

You use Crystal Reports 9's formatting options to create professional-looking reports. Using the formatting toolbar of Crystal Reports 9, you can adjust the font, alignment, and many other formatting aspects. The following figure shows the formatting toolbar and its buttons:

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Crystal Reports 9 Expert Tools Toolbar

With the release of Crystal Reports 9 came the Database Expert and its toolbar. Through the Expert you can select and connect to a data source and perform other tasks. The Expert toolbar and its buttons are shown in the following figure:

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Crystal Reports 9 Insert Tools Toolbar

The business reports you create with Crystal Reports 9 can be enhanced with inserted materials such as tables, charts, and maps. The following figure shows the Crystal Reports 9 Insert Tools toolbar:

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