What's new for reporting in ArcGIS 10

Reports menu

The Reports menu is accessed from the View menu on the main menu bar.

Accessing the reports menu in ArcMap

Starting at ArcGIS 10, the Crystal Reports Wizard is no longer included in ArcMap.

Report wizard

The Report Wizard steps you through the report creation process. Within the wizard, you have the ability to set the major properties of the report, like choosing the fields, grouping, sorting, orientation, and style. To launch the Report Wizard, click Create Report from the Reports menu.

The wizard includes new graphics and a new user interface, making it easier to create reports in ArcGIS. New in ArcGIS 10 is the option to choose the layout or style of the report from a preset list. When working with fields, there is no limitation to the number of fields you can sort.

Report viewer

The Report Viewer allows you to preview your report. The viewer generates the entire report and includes buttons and a contents view of the report for easy exploration and navigation of the report by page. You can also save, export, and add the report to the layout of your map from the Report Viewer.

The viewer is new to ArcGIS reporting and includes a number of commands for easily searching and navigating through the pages of your report. You can draw annotation or graphics on the report to highlight some aspect of the report. Reports can be exported to more formats than ever before, including PDF, HTM, RTF, TIFF, XLS, and TXT.

Report designer

The Report Designer allows you to modify the properties of your existing report. In the Designer, you can change properties of the report, like style or printer settings, along with the individual properties of specific design elements, like font color and size of a footnote.

Working with the Report Designer

The Report Designer is a new user interface that allows you to modify and customize every detail of the report. You can access the Style Manager from the main toolbar so that you can create custom styles. You can save report layout files when using the designer. These files can be used to rerun the report or use an existing report as a template for new reports.