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Add Watermarks to a Report

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This tutorial describes how to add watermarks to a report, and how to use preprinted forms.

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Add a Watermark to a Report

  1. Click the report's smart tag. Click the Watermark property's ellipsis button.

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  2. In the invoked Watermark dialog, select the Text Watermark tab to add a text watermark, or the Picture Watermark tab to add a picture watermark.

    To add a text watermark, specify the text, direction and font options.

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    To add a picture watermark, specify an image. Click the Load image option's Browse button.

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    In the invoked Select Picture dialog, select the file that contains the watermark image and click Open. Specify the picture's sizing and alignment options.

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    For both textual and picture watermarks, you can adjust the transparency, position (in front of or behind the document content), and the page range within which the watermark is printed.

Use Preprinted Forms

You can show a picture watermark on the report's body at design time as a preprinted form template.

The image below demonstrates a preprinted form template.

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Add a template image to a report as a watermark image. Set the report's XtraReport.DrawWatermark property to True in the Properties window.

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Place report controls on the report's body according to the preprinted form's layout.

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Image Formats Supported

Picture Watermark supports the following formats:

  • BMP
  • JPG / JPEG / JPE / JFIF
  • GIF
  • TIF / TIFF
  • PNG
  • ICO
  • DIB
  • RLE
  • EMF / WMF
  • SVG