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Column headings move left when exporting to Excel

Does anyone know of a work around for this? I have a couple of reports that when they are exported to excel the column heading moves to the left, and for that matter there are some small blank columns inserted as well.

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Can you clarify, are you exporting to excel? Or Excel (data only)?

In the case of an export to excel, it exports the report objects in a WYSIWYG format, that does some crazy column merging and adds all kinds of spaces and things into the data to attempt to as closely as possible match what you see in Crystal.

IMHO, the excel export is pretty much useless. You might as well export to PDF.

now, if you're exporting to excel (data only) and you're seeing a shift in your column headers from your data, then it generally means one of two things:

1) your columns don't line up exactly


2) There is a mismatch between the number of column headers, and the number of data columns. For example, you may have a group name, or another field that doesn't line up with the header, and Crystal is atempting to rationalize the headers.

Ensure that all of your data columns have companion header entries, even if they're blank. Also, use the multi-select, right click to align field lefts, and 'same width' them.

hope that helps.

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