The charts and crosstabs created using OfficeReports are based on "layout definitions". These definitions are created and maintained in the "Layout" module. Once defined, all users can use these layouts in all their PowerPoint presentations and Word documents.

OfficeReports charts and crosstabs are 'native' Excel-, PowerPoint- and Word tables and charts. Chart layouts are based on Excel crtx-files, and crosstab layouts consist of font and color definitions for rows, columns and cells in the table together with border definitions. OfficeReports comes with a number of predefined layouts, and has a function to automatically create a chart layout definition from one of your own charts. Therefore, it is easy to get started.

Advanced Layout definitions

In some cases, you might need a layout going beyond the ordinary possibilities offered by MS Office. In these cases, the macro integration can do the job. If you do not have an in-house macro programmer, we can assist you creating your special layouts. Usually we can create a specific layout for less than $500. And remember, once created, everybody can use them at any time. Creating charts and crosstabs in the right layout at once saves a lot of time and eliminates human error, so in most cases this is a very good investment. For more information, please contact us.

If you have not seen it yet, the slide show below shows you some examples of layouts defined in OfficeReports: