Ah, such an oldy and goody! Did you know you can leverage the section formulas in Crystal to mimic an old-school printout format of alternating colors per row?
To make this happen, we will need to format the Details Section of our report.
Step #1 : From the top-level menu, select Format Section.
Step #2 : Select the "Detail" section on the left hand side.
Step #3 : Click on the "Color" tab on the right hand side.
Step #4 : Click the [formula] button with the "x-2"on it to bring up the formula editor.
Step #5 : Paste in the following : if RecordNumber mod 2 = 0 then crSilver else crNoColor
This will alternate a white and silver background for each row printed.
Tip : To alternate color for Group rows, paste the following into the
Group section color formula: if GroupNumber mod 2 = 0 then crSilver else