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Can a version 8 report be opened in XI, modified and saved back to Version 8?

Posted on 2011-09-08
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I think I know the answer, but have to ask. I'm a consultant and I have a client that has an application that uses Crystal Reports 8 or 8.5 as the reporting version. I need to modify reports for this client but I only have CR XI operational at the moment.

Can I open the version 8 report in version XI, make slight TEXTUAL modifications and save BACK TO version 8? I think not right?

If not, ... do you know that IF I only make TEXTUAL / HEADING types of changes.... will their application be able to use the SAVED/MODIFIED report?

Finally, can version 8 or 8.5 run on the same machine as versoin XI? Is there a place to download version 8 for free...????

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Any input would be much appreciated.
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Cannot be done.

Crystal made a huge change (mainly Unicode support) with CR9.  There is no way to save from CR9 and later back to CR8

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As far as I know there is no where to legally download CR8.

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I've installed my "old" license of Version 8 and it seems to be working fine with CRXI....so I'm good to go....thanks for your input.
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