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Is it possible to put a watermark in the report where it overlays a graph. I can do this but it blocks out some of the detail on the graph.
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Place the image in a section above the chart and turn the section property of 'Underlay Following Sections'.
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by:mlmcc
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Agree with Ido's advice.

How are you putting the watermark in the report now?

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by:PHIL Sawyer
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Hi
I did that but it's as if the chart takes charge so to speak. Say my chart takes half the width of the page and its on the left hand side of my report - and my watermark covers the whole width of the page in the section above where I have ticked 'Underlay Following Sections'. Now I get to see half the watermark on the right hand side and the left hand part of the watermark sits below the graph. Without a graph object it works fine with plain text in the details section.
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Right-click on the chart and go to Chart Options > Selected Item.  That should open a Formatting window.  Select the Fill tab and click on Transparent.  After you click OK, make sure to "unselect" the chart.  As long as it's selected, it will probably still be "opaque" (because it's the selected item).  When it's not selected, the picture should show through.

 The exact steps may depend on your version of CR, but you should be able to find that Fill setting somewhere.

 James
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by:PHIL Sawyer
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Hey - that works.

Thanks
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What if I have a sub report with graph to the right of my graph - will the watermark work behind a sub report?
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It should but you may need to format the subreport so it has a transparent background

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What if I have a sub report with graph to the right of my graph - will the watermark work behind a sub report?
I just did a quick test and it seems to work.  The graph in the subreport will also need a Transparent Fill.  FWIW, I didn't see a "Fill" setting for the subreport itself, but subreports seem to be "transparent" by default.

 One possible issue with a subreport would be if you were displaying more than just a graph, and the subreport details, etc. made the subreport longer than the watermark image.

 James
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by:PHIL Sawyer
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Thanks - great advice
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You're welcome.  Glad I could help.

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