Sharing a report layout as a template
A template provides a custom layout and master pages for a suite of reports. Figure 29‑26 shows how the library architecture extends to using templates. Libraries provide access to sets of report elements, and templates assemble them into a standard report layout. For example, a template for a bulk marketing letter can use a company logo, the marketing theme, and a data source from libraries. The report designs built from the template get addressees and content for the letter from a report-specific data set.
Figure 29‑26 Project architecture using templates