Office Report Builder
The program includes:
Office Report Builder is an easy and convenient tool for the creation
and customisation of reports which takes advantage of the formatting and
presentation capabilities of Microsoft Word and Excel 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10,
XP, 2000 and 2003. The program allows the rapid construction of reports
as forms and columnar reports.
Word Report Builder
Excel Report Builder
General Principles of operation
Two possibilities are available for the choice of datasource for your
Here are some of the features of Office Report Builder:
Your own application can generate the data for which the report is to be
generated. In this case, the Office Report Builder will construct the report
based on the data contained in a temporary table.
Office Report Builder can make use of SQL through a query editor which
is part of the program. This allows the formation of pre-defined reports
which are run at a regular interval - e.g. aged debtor &c.
The combination of the above qualities make the Office Report Builder a
tool which should be considered seriously by any organisation with a need
to effectively and efficiently disseminate information both between their
own staff and to clients, suppliers &c.
A GUI style design environment, which allows the user to design their reports
visually inside MS Excel / Word.
On screen preview facilities, also within MS Excel and Word.
Reports can be saved and then viewed and printed as pure MS Excel or MS
Word documents - there is no need to send any additional executables to
third parties to whom you wish to send reports.
The GUI interface means that the learning curve is minimal and that users
can be operational with a minimum of delay.
Office Report Builder has the ability to produce mailing labels and multi-column
reports using the capacities of MS Excel and MS Word.
The reports are created and printed rapidly.
The page size can automatically be scaled down in order to print several
report pages on each sheet of printer paper.
The use of different fonts, sizes, styles and colours is fully supported,
just as it is under MS Excel and MS Word.
In fact, it is by harnassing the power of MS Excel and MS Word that gives
Office Report Builder these abilities.
Reports may be printed in Portrait or Landscape mode.
No technical knowledge is needed in order for the user to customize his
or her own reports.
It is possible to call the Excel and Word Report Builder from other programs.