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Add an embedded PDF into a Crystal report

Can I insert a PDF file into a Crystal Report which is dynamic?

The path of the PDF I read from database, and I would like to see the first page of the PDF at the end of my Crystal report (in the report footer section)

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  • Posted on May 21 at 02:16 PM

    Depending on the version of Crystal you're using, yes you can do this. Crystal will automatically only show the first page of the PDF.

    1. Go to the Insert menu and select "OLE Object".

    2. Select "Adobe Acrobat Document".

    3. If you're always going to show the same document, select the one you want to display. If your document will be set based on data, select a default document that will show if there is no data that points to a document.

    4. Place the document on the report.

    5. If your document will be set based on data, right-click on the OLE Object and select "Format Graphic...". Then go to the "Picture" tab and use the formula button next to "Graphic Location:" to enter a formula that will point to the PDF based on data.

    -Dell

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  • Posted on May 21 at 02:23 PM

    Another option, particularly if you need to append multi-page pdf to the PDF export of the report is to automate the process using one of the 3rd-party automation tools listed here.

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