crystal reports winforms report formatting

Hi

I am developing a winforms application in c# 2010.  I have just about got crystal reports working, now I need to get the reports looking professional.

Is there a way to apply formatting to each report like you can with say a website and  a css stylessheet, so that I don't have to manually make every report look pretty?

Cheers

CD
cycledudeAsked:
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mlmccConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What version of Crystal?

Is it the version included (separate download) with Visual Studio or a full version?
As you can see from the format screen, Crystal can use a CSS.  i have nevver done it so I don't know how it is done.

Are you looking to have a basic template that includes some common information between reports?
I have built simple reports that have the header information including a logo and footer information, then used it as the starting point for all reports for an organization.

mlmcc
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peter57rCommented:
Crystal has a set of built-in templates which you can apply and see if any of them are acceptable (!!) . Make sure you have saved a backup copy of your 'un-templated' report first.

Look at the Report menu.
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cycledudeAuthor Commented:
Hi

I have seen the built-in templates, and they are pretty basic.  I was hoping that it would be possible to provide my own theme, and use that as a template...

I have seen reference to css in the format editor, is that just for web based apps?

format editor screen shot
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cycledudeAuthor Commented:
hi

yes it's the 'free'version for use with vs2010.

how have you created the header and footer?
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mlmccCommented:
Just created a report and saved it.  Not sure tha is possible in the "free" versions

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cycledudeAuthor Commented:
thanks
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