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I think you will find it difficult to find one set of stylesheet settings that will work well with all output formats. You can create separate stylesheet files (.STY) for each of your output formats and -INCLUDE the appropriate stylesheet file within the style section of the report code. The user's selection of output format from the launch page would pass a variable to determine which stylesheet file to use. Or you can have one stylesheet file and use -GOTO/-label statements to direct the logic to the correct style settings within the file for the requested output format. This second approach makes for easier maintenance.
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This might be too simplistic, but have you considered using an ACROSS for the dates?
As for a "common" style sheet for all outputs, I do not believe there is such a thing. In every client I have worked at, I have had to do just what Dan described and provide a separate style sheet for each format, and use an amper variable to determine which to use.
Sometimes the client wants drill downs in HTML but not in Excel. Sometimes the want to use their company standard .css file, which is fine for HTML and getting better for Excell, but pdf does not understand what a "class' is. etc, etc.
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