Inserting Text Objects


Concept


Steps:

  1. To insert a text object, you can use the Insert menu or the toolbar button. In this example, you will use the toolbar button.

     

    Click the Insert Text Object button.

    Step 1
  2. First, you are going to insert a text box to describe the date field on the report.

     

    Click the Report Header section of the report to place the text box in the header of the report.

     

    Click the Report Header cell.

    Step 2
  3. Enter the desired information into the Text Object field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "Report Date"
    .

    Step 3
  4. The text appears left justified by default.

     

    Click the Align Center button.

    Step 4
  5. Next, you are going to insert a text box to describe the page number field on the report.

     

    Click the Insert Text Object button.

    Step 5
  6. Click the Page Footer section of the report to place the text box in the footer of each page.

     

    Click the Page Footer cell.

    Step 6
  7. Enter the desired information into the Text Object field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "Page Number"
    .

    Step 7
  8. The text appears left justified by default.

     

    Click the Align Center button.

    Step 8
  9. Next, view the results.

     

    Click the Refresh button.

    Step 9
  10. Notice the text to the left of the date field.

    Step 10
  11. You need to scroll down to view the section of the report that contains the page numbers.

     

    Click the vertical scrollbar.

    Step 11
  12. Notice the text to the left of the page number field.

    Step 12

You have successfully inserted text objects in a Crystal report.

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