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Introduction to Crystal Reports 2011 and 2013 Overview

  • Before You Begin

    • Defining the Purpose of the Report

    • Determining the Layout of the Report

    • Finding the Data

    • Organizing the Data for the Report

    • The Workbench

  • Creating a Simple Report

    • Starting the Crystal Reports Program

    • Starting a New Report

    • The Design Window

    • Exploring the Toolbars

    • Managing Resources with Explorers

    • Placing Fields on the Report

    • Selecting and Sizing Objects

    • Browsing Field Data

    • Moving and Aligning Objects

    • Move/Align Objects with Guidelines

    • Creating Text Objects

    • Saving the Report

    • Previewing the Report

    • Refreshing the Data

    • Getting Help

  • Formatting Features

    • Formatting with the Template Expert

    • Formatting Objects

    • Using the Format Painter

    • Inserting Lines and Boxes

    • Inserting Graphics

    • Working with the Page Commands

    • Working with Text Objects

    • Formatting Part or All of an Object

    • Inserting Special Fields

  • Selecting Specific Records

    • Filtering Data with the Select Expert

    • Selecting Records with Multiple Criteria

    • Viewing/Editing the Select Formula

    • Case Sensitive vs. Case Insensitive

    • Record Selection Formula Templates

  • Grouping and Sorting Data

    • When and Why to Group Records

    • Creating a Group

    • Modifying Groups

    • Creating Multiple Groups in a Report

    • Using the Group Tree to Navigate the Report

    • Reordering Groups

    • Sorting Records within a Group

    • Summarizing Groups

    • Grouping Data in Date/Time Intervals

    • Calculating Percentages

    • Ordering Groups Using the Group Sort Expert

  • Combining Multiple Tables

    • Understanding Tables, Records, and Fields

    • Learning About Linking

    • Adding Multiple Tables to a Report

  • Creating and Using Formulas

    • Understanding Crystal Formula Syntax without Being a Programmer

    • Using the Formula Workshop

    • Using the Formula Editor

    • Performing Simple Number calculations

    • Manipulating Dates with Formulas

    • Creating Boolean (True/False) Formulas

    • Creating String Formulas

    • Using Bookmarks to Navigate Through formulas

  • Conditional Formatting

    • The Highlighting Expert

    • Setting Highlighting Priorities

    • Formatting Sections

    • Formatting Sections Conditionally

    • Conditionally Formatting Fields

  • Summary Reports and Charts

    • Creating a Summary Report

    • Applying the Drill-Down Feature

    • Applying the DrillDownGroupLevel

    • Producing Charts

    • Editing Charts

    • Formatting Charts

  • Exporting Report Results Within your Organization

    • Understanding Export Formats and

    • Destinations

    • Using an HTML Format for Crystal

    • Reports

    • HTML Preview

    • Exporting to Windows Applications

    • Exporting to a Report Definition Format

  • Setting Default and Report Options

    • Setting the Default Layout for Design and Preview Views

  • Using the Report Wizards

    • What are the Report Wizards?

    • Create a Report Using the Standard

    • Report Creation Wizard


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