How display greybar color effects?
Posted on 2001-07-09
Basics: Crystal Reports 8.0
Question: How do I print a background color (Silver) on every other line on a report? I want to make it easier for the user to read long and wide reports that contain a lot of numbers.
There is a type of paper called greybar or greenbar that is preprinted with grey or green lines for dot-matrix printers but that is normally not available for laser jet type printers. So I want to just print a grey (silver) background color on every other line of the report thus achieving the same effect.
Normally to accomplish this I edit the detail section to conditionally print the grey background color if the record number being printed is an even number. But in this case, there may or may not be group headers and/or footers. Thus to show a uniform look on each page, I want to print the background grey on every other line regardless of the number of detail lines and headers/footers.
Any ideas? Thanks.