Creating a report template
You use Actuate BIRT Designer Professional to create report templates. You design a template in the same way that you design a BIRT report. In fact, you can create a report design then save it as a template. The file-name extension for a template file is .rpttemplate. If you are creating templates for users worldwide, you can localize the text in the templates the same way you localize text in a BIRT report. The templates that ship with BIRT Studio are localized, and the text in each template appears in the language specified by the locale the user chooses when logging in to Actuate Information Console.
This section describes the key steps for creating a template but does not provide information about the report elements you can use in a template. For information about designing BIRT reports and templates, see the book that accompanies open source BIRT Designer, BIRT: A Field Guide.
How to create a report template
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Figure 13-4 shows an example of an element name and instructions for using the element.
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