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Exporting reports to Excel

Posted on 2001-07-17
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i am trying to get some reports with limited grouping to export to Excel and look good...Any tips?  My grouping tends to look ugly and the headings are all messed up....Anyone out there an expert at making an Access report export to excel and still look good?

Thanks in advance...
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by:tdaoud
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I can suggest that you try first to Word then import from Word, it might look better.

Good Luck,

Tarik
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by:PsychoDazey
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My work-around in the past has been to export the reportto my file.  In my file I have a macro that runs on open and does my formatting for me.  There are articles on Microsoft.com that deal with exporting reports if you are seeking further info.
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Psycho, any links to microsoft articles?
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by:bshepherd
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Forget Excel....Save as/export as .RTF, and open in Word the only formating you will lose is lines. It looks great.  
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by:PsychoDazey
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I have had problems exporting to RTF as well.  Let me look for the article svfafel.
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much appreciated...
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by:dovholuk
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the key is to not use group headers or footers. what you need to do is put ALL your controls on the detail screen and then run your report.

it's a lot harder to get the desired effect, but when you export you won't get ton's of "goofiness" that can happen.

basically all you can do is fiddle. export. fiddle. export. fiddle. export etc. until you get the desired output.

enjoy.

dovholuk
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