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gradient box in crystal reports

Posted on 2015-01-12
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I need to create a 'box' in Crystal Reports with a gradient pattern but its seems you can only fill a box with a solid colour (or text box) any ideas?
Many thanks
Dawnyanne
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I have never tried it and when I do I don't see a way to get one.

I researched and the only gradients in Crystal are in charts.  

One idea was to use an OLE object as the background for the box.

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Hi Mlmcc
Thanks for coming back to me - thats kinda what I am doing - just causes problems when you want to put lines on the report as the graphic wont 'move to the back' so I am having to use empty text boxes with just the left border so I can get a line to go over the top. The gradient bar is supposed to be the page header with columns below it (which is why I need the lines). So annoying that you can only set  this in the charts. Thank you so much for looking. Shall I award the points?
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I don't recall where I saw this but one method that will work is to put a chart where you want it ten set the background to the gradient and then set all the lines and off or to no color so they hide.

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