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    I have a recurring problem with my small amateurish applications that I find quite frustrating.

    Based in the UK, the standard paper used is A4 (211mm wide by 297mm long). Reports and letters often give me trouble, as although I keep to within margins, I get an error message saying that the report is 18.6 cm wide, yet won't fit on the standard page size. I attach a screen shot.

    Any ideas, as printer properties and such appear okay?

    David.
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  • #2
    Re: Page Size Mismatch

    Hi,
    did you checked the report properties, page register, paper size A4?
    rep_prop.PNG

    Cornelius

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    • #3
      Re: Page Size Mismatch

      Thanks, Cornelius, I think you have touched on the problem.

      For some reason that I cannot fathom, I can only bring up Region Properties, not Report Properties. Here is what I get, and you can see the image has identical fields, but the header is different. It looks as if I've set up something wrong, but again I am at a loss on how to rectify it.

      Untitled.png

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      • #4
        Re: Page Size Mismatch

        See it this gets you where you want to go.

        properties.png
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: Page Size Mismatch

          Thanks for chipping in, Stan.

          I can see this under the Reports section. However, I am using the letters section. These are fairly standard letters to send to clients who are the UK equivalent of owners of condominiums. Besides fields being populated with the normal name, address, it also has reference to the property. As well as this it has personalised information about their arrangements to pay and balance owed. As I say, Pretty standard stuff.

          For this and other letters, I can only ever see under properties the 'Region' header. Have I totally missed something?

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          • #6
            Re: Page Size Mismatch

            For letters, since you know that the margins are set correctly and all objects are within the margins, what happens if you set the Overflow data to Trim or Shrink instead of allowing the Prompt at Print Time? You are correct that the only option for letters seems to be Region properties.
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              Re: Page Size Mismatch

              I've been told that letters are specialized reports.

              If an option is missing in a letter convert to a report and carry on.
              Al Buchholz
              Bookwood Systems, LTD
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              • #8
                Re: Page Size Mismatch

                If not familiar with the automatic conversion process. Start a new report based on the same table or set as the letter, use the Report menu, Import option.

                report from letter.png
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  Re: Page Size Mismatch

                  Thank you Stan. I've tried the import, and it works.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Page Size Mismatch

                    David, this was driving me nuts too when working on a USA job I inherited.
                    I supect you will find that one or more objects ( see Stan post #6 ) are out of bounds.
                    If you choose to keep the selected page size, you will see what drops off. Usually it is something like a line which you cannot see that easily.
                    Ted Giles
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