Creating themes for a report template
As described earlier in this section, you create themes to provide the user with different sets of styles to apply to a report. You use Actuate BIRT Designer Professional to create the themes in a library. After you create the library, you associate the library with the template.
A library can contain any number of themes, and a theme can contain any number of styles. Actuate BIRT Designer Professional provides support for two types of styles. You are able to do the following:
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How to create a theme
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Choose FileNewOther.
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Choose Outline view. Outline view, shown in Figure 13-6, displays the types of report elements you can add to a library.
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Repeat steps 5 to 8 to create additional styles for the theme.
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How to associate a library with a template
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Choose WindowPreferences.
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In the layout editor or Navigator, select the library, then choose FileCopy Library to Shared Resource Folder. Share Library displays the library name and the location of the resource folder.
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