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How To design report using Preprinted Form

Posted on 2003-11-02
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Hi,

I'm going to create a report from an existing Preprinted Form. I don't want to design the Form's layout again in the Crystal Report Designer. Instead, I try this way: I scan the Preprinted Form and then put it as a backgroud picture in my Report.
However, when I insert the scanned picture, I can't put it as a background of my Report.

I'm now looking for an elegant way to design a report from Preprinted Form.

Thanks for any help

MI
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by:peter57r
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' I can't put it as a background of my Report.'

Why not ?

The picture should go in the page header and you need to set the page header to underlay following sections.

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by:mlmcc
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Sounds like the tickt.

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by:MiBlg
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Pete,

Thanks for the info.  I tried your suggestion, however, I can't make the picture underlay all the sections.

I've set the "underlay following section" setting in Page Header Section, but I still can't move the picture to cover all the sections.

Please guide me to the right direction. Thanks

MI
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You may have to format all sections to underlay following section.

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MI
For example:

In design view, use insert picture.
Select the image and drag it into the page header, positioning it top left corner.

Now size the image to the page size.

Go into the section expert and set the Underlay Following Sections.

The page will now have the background of the image and in preview mode you can  put your fields into the report in the correct positions to hit your preprinted design.

Pete
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