Tutorial - Page 13
A common reporting need is printed graphic image(s) on a report. Most commonly this is used by businesses for company logos, or for customized letterhead for memos. It is also a nice way of sprucing up drab reports into a more eye-catching design. The Report Builder makes it very easy to add graphic image file(s) to your report.
After opening the report into the Report Formatter screen create a new frame in the desired location. Right click on the new frame to display the Frame Properties window. Underneath the Contents entry field is a checkbox titled 'Contents - image file name'. Go ahead and check the checkbox, then click the Dictionary button (looks like a flashlight):
Because the 'Contents - image file name' is checked the Dictionary button works like a standard windows file selection box instead of displaying the Dictionary. From the popup file selection box you can choose the desired graphic image file of these formats:
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If the selected image file does not have the path defined the Report Writer will search for the file in this order:
The current folder
The folder where your *.Rpt report files are saved
All directories from the PATH environment variable defined in your Autoexec.Bat file
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Some image file formats lend themselves better for resizing than others; if possible stick with .Wmf (Windows Meta Files), as they resize the best. After selecting the file it's filename will be displayed inside the new frame:
And here is a sample of the new report header:
Remember that you can use the placement buttons to define the placement of the image inside the frame (top / middle / bottom aligned). You can also choose to place a visible frame around the image file (on one or more sides), and optionally change the coloring used in the frame.