The No Stress Tech Guide To Using
Crystal Reports 2008 With ACT! 2010 (and higher) Databases


By Dr. Indera E. Murphy
First Edition January 2010
ISBN-10: 1935208101
ISBN-13: 9781935208105
LCCN:2010920411

452 Pages
Paperback
Price $49.95 US


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Overview
If you have been looking for a beginners book that has a lot of step-by-step instructions and screen shots to let you know that you are mastering Crystal Reports 2008 design techniques correctly, this is the book for you. The No Stress Tech Guide To Using Crystal Reports 2008 With ACT! 2010 Databases book is a self-paced guide to learning Crystal Reports and is written from the perspective that the reader has not created a report before or has not used Crystal Reports. There are time saving tips, advice and humor to help you over the rough areas, and enhance your Crystal Reports knowledge. In a user-friendly way, you will tackle the topics listed below and much, much more, without getting "stressed" out. You will learn the skills required to become an effective report designer.

- Basic reporting skills and report design techniques
- Database concepts
- Connect to a database
- Create reports using the wizards and from scratch
- Select, sort, group and summarize data
- Create charts
- Use the Formula Editor and Formula Workshop to manipulate data and create formulas
- Create Top N and Cross-Tab reports

Crystal Reports is the most popular report writing software on the market. The No Stress Tech Guide To Using Crystal Reports 2008 With ACT! 2010 Databases will lead the novice and intermediate user through the features of Crystal Reports, which will take your skills to the next level. This book is not for Crystal Reports advanced or power users. To help you become familiar with the options, the No Stress Tech Guide To Using Crystal Reports 2008 With ACT! 2010 Databases contains over 575 screen shots that provide a visual tour of the software. This book does not cover the version of Crystal Reports that comes with Visual Studio 2008. Click here for that book.

 


Table Of Contents

Lesson 1 - Getting Started With Crystal Reports 2008
Lesson 2 - Toolbars, Menus & Customization Options
Lesson 3 - Crystal Reports Terminology & Workspace Overview
Lesson 4 - Create Your First Report
Lesson 5 - Create Reports From Scratch
Lesson 6 - Editing Reports
Lesson 7 - Formatting Reports
Lesson 8 - Using Subsections, Special Fields & The Report Explorer
Lesson 9 - Selecting Records
Lesson 10 - Grouping, Sorting And Summarizing Records
Lesson 11 - Creating Custom Groups
Lesson 12 - Report Wizards
Lesson 13 - Cross-Tab Reports
Lesson 14 - Printing And Exporting Reports
Lesson 15 - Formulas And Functions
Lesson 16 - Conditional Formatting
Lesson 17 - Creating Charts
Lesson 18 - Formatting And Editing Charts
Lesson 19 - Additional Crystal Reports Functionality



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