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I use RS2000 SP2.
I would like to set table header to Print titles option when export a report to excel.
I try to create text boxes in stead of table on Page header area. This way seems good, however, this way is difficult for preventing merged cell problem.

Does anyone know good solution?
Does it solve at RS2005?

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Hello Microsoft or Forum Members:

This seems like a simple Microsoft Based Reporting System 101 feature...But I can not find out how to do it (among other things that seem like it should work with Microsoft rendering to Microsoft).

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All I want is an answer by MSFT that says "YES" it can be done and how or "No" it is not currently available.

I noticed I am not the only one with this type of simple question:
(see this unanswered post)

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