Sharing your Layout Settings

Copying OfficeReports layouts from one computer to another

If you have OfficeReports installed on more than one PC, it might be relevant to copy files that determine the layout settings from the one computer to the other:

You can copy the database and chart layout files from: C:\Users\Public\OfficeReports.

The macro files are copied from C:\Users\Public\OfficeReports\template

Paste the files to the same paths on the next computer.

Observe

All the OfficeReports layouts defined on the #2 computer will be overwritten!

Use a shared network drive

In order to use the same Layout definitions, users can share the same Layout database and l macro files. With this setup, all users will always have an up-to-date local copy of this Layout database and the macro file, which means people using a laptop, can work with OfficeReports even when they are not at the office.

To share Layout definitions, please define a shared folder and copy the Layout files:

  1. On a shared network drive, which all OfficeReports users in the organization have access to, please define a folder, e.g. “.\OfficeReports”

  2. From a PC where OfficeReports is installed, please find the folder ‘C:\Users\Public\OfficeReports’ and copy the file ‘ORSettings.accdb’ and the sub-folder ‘\template’

  3. Paste the file and the folder to the shared folder on the network drive.

Now, on each machine you want to use OfficeReports, do the following:

OfficeReports will use the shared database as soon as you in OfficeReports menu ‘Settings’à’Global Settings’ insert the path to the shared folder on your network drive:

With this setup, all users will always have an up-to-date local copy of the Layout database and the macro file.