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The Open button provides the option to Open From Disk and Open From Server

Open From Disk: open an RDL file stores locally on your machine.

Open From Server: Download an RDL file from a report server.


The Save button provides the option to Save to Disk and Deploy to Remote Server.

Save To Disk: save your template as an RDL file.

Deploy To Remote Server: Publish your report on the Reporting Services server. 
Once you do this, your report will be available for viewing in Word and through
Reporting Services Report Manager.

Import Template

The Import Template button allows you to import an existing XLSDOC, XLSXDOCX, or XLSM DOCM file
and use it as the template for the RDL. This will remove any existing design information.


The View button sends a request to Reporting Services to run your report, then
displays the results in another window in Word. If you click this button with an
unpublished report open, you will be prompted to publish before viewing.