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Can anybody explain the purpose of the graphics folder on the Crystal Server?  I originally thought it was available as a dynamic source for all reports that contained a particular object.  If a report had a graphic from the repository in it and the original graphic was changed in the repository, then all the reports would update automatically with the new graphic.  However, I did a test and that is not what happened.  It's pretty much just working as a file share.

Next question - we have a receipt that prints a different logo in the header depending on which division received the gift.  The size of the report is a bit large because the graphics files are a bit large.  What is the best way to optimize the graphics so the report size is minimized?  (Again, I thought using the repository would work as the actual graphics would be stored on the server but no dice).

Thank you.
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How are you inserting the graphics?

Are you inserting the graphic itself and storing it in the report?
That is what it sounds like since you say the rpt file size is large.

I think you can use a link in the graphic object so the graphic is stored on the server not in the report file.

What version of Crystal?

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That is exactly what I want to do.

Crystal 2008.

Thanks!
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I don't have a repository so I don't know how to do it but that is the intent of the reporsitory.

WHen you insert the picture do you select it from the repository?

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I do but in order to get it into the repository I just drag it from the report and then just drag it back.  Somehow that seems wrong.  I need to work on it a bit more - I looked at the SAP knowledgebase for clues without success.  I was hoping somebody here might have some experience.

I will keep plugging away and see what I come up with.

Thanks.
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Hopefully someone who has used a repository will add a comment

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There is a formula for graphic location in the properties dialog for an OLE object.
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I found a solution without using the repository within the program itself.
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