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Fancier Report Formatting

Business reports don't need to be fancy. In fact, in most cases reports should not be fancy because a garish or overdone design can distract users. However, that doesn't mean your reports need to be drab, dull affairs. As long as you wield a relatively light touch, there's no reason why you can't use colors, images, and other effects to add visual interest to the report or to apply your company's color scheme or logo to give things an official feel. The rest of this chapter takes you through these non-essential report beautification techniques.

Working with Colors

You've already seen three ways to adjust report colors:


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