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SSRS Reports - Making them look beautiful

Posted on 2010-08-18
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Hi,

I have created many "internal use" SSRS reports in the past but this time the report needs to look "beautiful and very professional" as it is going to external customers in the form of an invoice.  

Is there any sites that I can go and download SSRS templates to give me a running start on the design?  How do 'non-arty' techies (like me) make reports look beautiful!!

Regards

Andrew
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by:itcouple
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This is what we are trying to do as well......(for dashboards).... successfuly or not here are some first examples http://www.itcouple.co.uk/Dashboard-example.aspx  (Comments welcome :)

We approach it by using google images and companies specializing in reports who had samples so we could get inspiration.

I'm not aware of templates.

Regards
Emil
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by:nutnut
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Great looking dashboard!  

What companies did you look at?  What do you mean by Google images
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by:itcouple
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Try with Google Analytics! Brilliant! Also dundas dashboards, Information builders.

With google images. I mean I go to standard google and click images in the upper left corner and then type dashboard sample for instance.

I also strongly recommend Stephen Few recommnedations for building dashboards from his website/blog... http://www.perceptualedge.com/ (if you haven't visited yet)

Regards
Emil
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Thanks but I am not building a dashboard I am building an invoice report
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Hi

DId it not returned anything for invoice report (on google images)?

I personally like this one
report-pro.gif
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by:nutnut
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Thanks I understand what you mean now. Look for an image you like and mimic it. Great plan thanks for the advice
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