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1471357 - How to change the background colour for individual characters in a text object, Crystal Reports.


  • Changing the background colour of text in a Crystal Report.
  • Change the text for individual text objects in a Text Object to unique colours.
  • Example:

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  • Crystal Reports 2008
  • Crystal Reports XI R2


  • Crystal Reports doesn't support formatting the background colour of individual words or characters inside a text object.
  • You can format the background colour of the entire text object, formula field object, or database field object by:
    1. Right click the object and select Format Text... (or Format Field...)
    2. Select the Border tab.
    3. Select Background, then choose a colour from the drop down list. Or, use the X+2 formula.


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Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2