- Column Headers displayed before the cover page in MS Word.
- In Crystal Reports, the Report Header display before the Page Header, as expected.
- In MS Word, when opening a report exported from Crystal Reports to MS Word Editable, it shows the Page Header text before the Report Header text.
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- 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
Reproducing the Issue
- In Crystal Reports, create a report off any data source.
- Insert at least one database fields in the Details section.
- Insert Column Header(s) in the Page Header section.
- Insert text in the Report Header section.
- When refreshing the report, notice the text inserted in the Report Header section show before the Column Headers located in the Page Header section.
- Export the report to Microsoft Word (97-2003) Editable format.
- When opening the document generated in MS Word, it shows the Page Header text, before the text that was inserted in the Report Header section of the report.
- Limitation of the Microsoft Word (97-2003) Editable format exporting driver.
- The Microsoft Word (97-2003) - Editable exporting driver does not have the functionality to export the Report Header section to a Cover Page section of a MS Word document, therefore it export the text to the body section of a MS Word document, and this is why the text in the Page Header, like Column Headers, displays before the text you see in the Report Header section when exporting a report from Crystal Reports to MS Word Editable format.
- Export the report to a different format that supports exporting the Report Header before the Page Header:
- MS Word
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
- For a list of supported functionalities by exporting format, see the SAP Knowledge Base Article 1946358
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