Why I recommend you design and create reports via MS Word template. Creating a report from scratch using tools like iReport can be quite challenging for several reasons. Let me elaborate on why this process can be difficult:
Complexity of Design: When starting from scratch, you need to design the entire report layout, including headers, footers, tables, charts, and other visual elements. This involves understanding the intricacies of report design, such as positioning elements correctly, managing spacing, and ensuring a consistent look and feel.