To get the most benefit from the Report Writer, you need to understand some basic terminology used to describe reports.
An original report is one that was provided with the accounting system. Original reports are stored in the main application dictionary.
A modified report is a copy of an original report that you have made changes to. Modified reports are stored in the Reports dictionary. A modified report can be substituted for an original report in the accounting system. When a user prints the report, they’re actually using the modified report, rather than the original.
A custom report is one that was created using the Report Writer. You can start with a blank report, or you can start by making a copy of a report that already exists in the accounting system. Custom reports are stored in the Reports dictionary. You must use a special procedure to print custom reports in the accounting system.