1217084 - What are the supported HTML tags and attributes for the HTML Text Interpretation in Crystal Reports?

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1217084 - What are the supported HTML tags and attributes for the HTML Text Interpretation in Crystal Reports?

Symptom

  • Do we have a list of HTML tags supported?
  • What are the supported HTML tags and attributes when formatting an object to use HTML Text Interpretation in Crystal Reports?

Environment

  • SAP Crystal Reports 2008
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016
             
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.0
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.1
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.2

Resolution

  • HTML Text Interpretation formatting option supports HTML tags for text formatting only.
         
  • Below is the list of supported HTML tags: 
      • html
      • body
      • div (causes a paragraph break)
      • tr (causes only a paragraph break; does not preserve column structure of a table)
      • span
      • font
      • p (causes a paragraph break)
      • br (causes a paragraph break)
      • h1 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold & twice default size)
      • h2 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold & 1.5 times default size)
      • h3 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold & 9/8 default size)
      • h4 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold)
      • h5 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold & 5/6 default size)
      • h6 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold & 5/8 default size)
      • center
      • big (increases font size by 2 points)
      • small (decreases font size by 2 points if it's 8 points or larger)
      • b
      • i
      • s
      • strike
      • u
    • The supported HTML attributes are:
      • align
      • face
      • size
      • color
      • font-family
      • font-size
      • font-style
      • font-weight 
  • In Crystal Reports 2008 Service Pack 2 and above, the following additional HTML tags and attributes have been added to the supported list:
    • The supported HTML tags are:
      • ul  ( bulleted list )  Important Note: The bullet will not show up as a regular size bullet, but as a small dot. 
      • ol  ( ordered list )
      • li   ( tag defining a list item used for both list type: ul and ol. )
    • The supported HTML attribute is:
      • strong ( bold )
  • In Crystal Reports 2008 Service Pack 3 and above, the following additional HTML tags and attributes have been added to the supported list:
    • The supported HTML tag is:
      • a (hyperlink)
    • The only supported attribute for the hyperlink tag is:
      • href    Important Note: All other attributes for the hyperlink tag <a> are not supported.
        •  Example: The attribute: target='_new', to open the hyperlink in a new window is not supported.
              
  • Sample Report:
            

Keywords

HTML TEXT INTERPRETATION TAGS SUPPORTED FORMAT FORMATTING PARAGRAPH ATTRIBUTE Crystal Reports c2014842 , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , How To

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V0 ; Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2016

Attachments

HTML Text Interpretation.rpt