Office Report Builder
Office Report Builder 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, 2000. 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 reports:
1) 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
2) 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
Here are some of the features of Office Report
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
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.
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.