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Sep 13, 2012 at 04:35 PM

Crystal Reports exports to Word and Excel in no native encryption


Hi there!

I'm working with Crystal reports in a web application (ASP.NET) and I have some problems with exporting documents to Excel And Word.

The problem is that Crystal generates very big files (in terms of size) because it doesn't use Word and Excel native encryption (i.e: When you export to word, it creates RTF documents instead of native word files).

I noticed that, because when I opened the generated file in Excel or Word and saved the files, the size of that files decreased a lot. (The size of one generated Word file by Crystal can change from 200 Mb (RTF) to 5Mb (native Word encryption). I saw in some forums that this issue is because Crystal removed native Word and Excel encryption in the export process.

Is there any way to export these type of files with the native Office encryption?

Additional information:

Visual Studio 2010

Crystal Reports 32 bits

Crystal Reports 64 bits v13.0.3.612

Thanks in advance,