Export Word and (Better) Excel

I recently wrote a whitepaper highlighting a great tool by one of our partners:  SoftArtisans OfficeWriter.  OfficeWriter is a design tool and custom rendering extension that lets you use Excel and Word documents as report layout templates.  This differs from conventional out-of-the-box renderers that translate RDL-defined layout into HTML/PDF/CSV/etc. It’s a different way of thinking about…

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Merge Ahead

One issue that continually vexes users of the SQL Server Reporting Services Excel rendering extension is that of merged cells in the Excel output.  Merged cells can be a problem because Excel’s sort functionality is very particular about the way cells have to be merged in order to work properly.  Excel requires that ranges of merged cells be identically…

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