This was a great edition of a great book. However, there is now even a better edition available - Creating Documents with BusinessObjects: The Ultimate Resource. (ISBN: 0972263616) It is available on Amazon and easiest to find if you enter the ISBN number into the search field.
Creating Documents with BusinessObjects 5.1 is a substantial book that explains almost every aspect of creating documents and reports with BusinessObjects. It is authored by Robert Schmidt, who has written several books on the subject and has trained thousand¡¦s of students to use BusinessObjects. He has also worked thousand¡¦s of hours consulting for many Fortune 500 companies. His direct and thorough approach makes the book easy to understand and allows readers to make great strides in becoming competent BusinessObjects report writers. It contains over 700 screenshots and many step-by-step examples!
During the writing of this book, several beginners used it exclusively to learn how to use BusinessObjects. When the testers had any questions, the author purposely limited any verbal feedback and answered their concerns by modifying the book. This has made the book very user friendly and complete.
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This is the third edition of a great book. I wrote the first edition in 1997, because I was frustrated with the lack of information available to help me create reports with BusinessObjects. Since that time, I have taught many thousands of people to use BusinessObjects. During this time, I began to realize how people wanted to learn. I then incorporated these realizations in the next edition of Creating Documents with BusinessObjects in 2002.
Many people loved Creating Documents with BusinessObjects 5.1. It showed them how to create the different types of reports, how to format their reports, how to use formulas, how to retrieve data and much more. A person could read the book through and become very good at using BusinessObjects. However, a few readers complained that they could not find all of the examples when using the book as a reference. Therefore, I authored the latest edition.
The latest edition has been completely rewritten and reformatted to make the topics more understandable and easily found. We have improved many of the examples and added many more. We have added headers and tabs to each page, so that topics of interest can be quickly located. In addition, we now have highlighted tips, cautions and notes throughout the entire book. We have also greatly improved on the index and added two new ones. We now have a general index to find general topics, a comment index to locate tips and an example index to locate examples.
This is truly the best edition of Creating Documents with BusinessObjects thus far. Its purpose is still the same as it was in 1997 ¡V to empower people with the information and skills that they need to create reports with BusinessObjects.About the Author:
Robert Schmidt has written several books and training manuals on how to use BusinessObjects. He was the first to write a book on the first scripting language for BusinessObjects. This book was used by BusinessObjects to train both internal company employees and their customers.
Thousands of BusinessObjects analysts have used Mr. Schmidt's books on BusinessObjects since 1998, when he wrote his first book – Creating Documents with BusinessObjects 4.1. Since that time, he has spoken with many readers and incorporated their feedback into the latest edition of Creating Documents with BusinessObjects.
In addition to writing books and training manuals, Robert also trains and consults. He has trained thousands of people to use BusinessObjects. Many of these people have gone on to become power users of the product and have ended up supporting their entire department. Robert has consulted at many fortune 100 companies and continues to consult and mentor at companies throughout the United States.
Mr. Schmidt's motivation for writing books, training and mentoring is to empower all users of BusinessObjects with certain knowledge and skills that should allow them to become better BusinessObjects document designers. He has often stated that his books are better than aspirin and they get you home faster.
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