Html – What HTML tags are supported in Crystal Reports 2008

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I know by right clicking some text fields in Crystal Reports you can tell Crystal to render that report as HTML (See screenshots below). I'm wondering what the possible tags available in those fields is and what CSS/styling capabilities there are. Thanks!

Right Click text field

Right click a field and select "Format Field"

Text Interpretation

Click the Paragraph Tag and the Text Interpretation combo box.

Best Solution

I found this in a forum post. Not sure about it's validity, but it seems legit.

It appears that Crystal Reports only supports a small subset of HTML tags and attributes.

The supported tags are:

  • html
  • body
  • div (causes a paragraph break)
  • tr (causes only a paragraph break; does not preserve column structure of a table)
  • span
  • font
  • p (causes a paragraph break)
  • br (causes a paragraph break)
  • h1 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold & twice default size)
  • h2 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold & 1.5 times default size)
  • h3 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold & 9/8 default size)
  • h4 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold)
  • h5 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold & 5/6 default size)
  • h6 (causes a paragraph break, makes the font bold & 5/8 default size)
  • center
  • big (increases font size by 2 points)
  • small (decreases font size by 2 points if it's 8 points or larger)
  • b
  • i
  • s
  • strike
  • u

The supported attributes are:

  • align
  • face
  • size
  • color
  • style
  • font-family
  • font-size
  • font-style
  • font-weight

Not sure about CSS. I'm pretty sure you can't do any styling beyond what you see here.