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"Text on a Path" in a Crystal Report.

Post Author: CylSal

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Hi. I am extremely green when it comes to Crystal Reports but I am hoping someone out there will know if it can provide a report output with "text on a path". In particular, we query and sort data in our database and then provide custom workorders to our manufacturing floor specific to customer and model ordered. This work order must have text written in circular fashion such that you can do in Photoshop and other graphic programs. Our only way around it to date is to use AutoCAD's AutoLisp programming language to create the circle element and then use a radial array feature to put the text characters around that phantom circle. AutoLisp is combersome and since all of our other manufacturing information is in the SQL database it would be simplest just to create a Crystal Report.....IF of course it can provide the text on a path feature.

Does anyone know if this is possible?

Thanks.

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    Posted on Jan 10, 2008 at 09:16 PM

    Post Author: V361

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    If you have just a few to do, this might work. If you need many many.... then not so good an idea.

    As far as I know, you can not do this directly. I created a few circles using (WordArt) in microsoft word. I then saved those images as jpg files. I was able to add those to a report. You could then suppress these images based on a field in the report. Hope that gets you started. ( also, what version of CR are you using ? )

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    Posted on Jan 11, 2008 at 08:43 PM

    Post Author: CylSal

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    V361: Thanks for the idea. We will try that to see if we can expand on the idea. We do have have many of these to run every day. The circle sizes stay the same, however the text on each of them is different, and changes from report to report depending on customer and product data.

    We have not gone to CR 2008 yet...so I think ours is version XI.

    Thanks again for taking the time to help.

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