It’s long been a complaint that if you insert an image into Crystal Reports, the transparency is lost. It came up again in a support call from a customer.
Glad to say I’ve found a solution – use Crystal Dashboard/Xcelsius.
It works well too:
- Start up Crystal Dashboard, insert your various images, using the Excel model to control visibility. All the transparency settings are respected.
- Save the swf file.
- Insert the swf file into your Crystal Report.
- Clench your teeth while you fight with the data connections between Crystal and the Dashboard
- Job done.
If I get more time, I’ll try and sort out some screenshots to walk through the various steps.