How to Change a Crystal Report Into a Word Document

by Arwen R. Petty
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Crystal Reports software is an application commonly used by accounting and business firms to design and generate data reports from various sources and programs. These reports provide clear, organized snapshots of statistical, graphic and numeric information. Save, share or modify this data by exporting Crystal Reports into Microsoft Office Word documents.

Step 1

Open the Crystal Report generated from your data program. In the upper left corner, click "Export." An action window opens.

Step 2

Select the drive or file you want the report saved to. Use the "File Name" field to name your report. Select "Rich Text Format (*.rtf)" from the "Save as type" drop-down menu. Click "Save."

Step 3

Click "File" on the top left of the .rtf document. Click "Save As." A new action window opens.

Select "Word Document (*.doc)" from the "Save as type" drop-down menu. Click "Save." Your Crystal Report is now a Word document that you can modify and share.


  • When exporting Crystal Reports, you will not initially have the option to save as a ".doc" Word document. Although ".rtf" files have similar functionality, be sure to follow steps 3 and 4 if you require the ".doc" format.


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About the Author

Hailing from San Francisco, Arwen Petty is a market development editor for international academic publisher Cengage Learning Inc. Her work has appeared in "[X]Press Magazine," "AMP Magazine" and on She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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