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  • pdf prints differently on web than desktop

    Withi the pdf option for the WAS, a report I created ends up with a blank 2nd page, and if I choose multiple workorders, the report shifts down for some reason. It looks okay in the preview under desktop but does the same thing when I click on the Adobe conversion icon.

    It also prints in the same page and my client wants it to open in a new window. It is a dialog that I print from on this.

    It's set up as a portrait letter size...

    Here is the login information for the site. If someone could please have a look. You would click on 'Print Production Workorders' to find the above. There are a few other things to look at but not much will be available with this username.

    user: alphauser
    pass: temp123
    Up and coming Alphaholic ;)

  • #2
    Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

    ?
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

    [email protected]
    https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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    • #3
      Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

      right. I guess it would help to give you the web address eh?

      www.mailtimenet.com

      user: alphauser
      pass: temp123
      Up and coming Alphaholic ;)

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      • #4
        Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

        If you preview your reports w/o converting to PDF, do you get the same effect?
        Peter
        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

        [email protected]
        https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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        • #5
          Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

          They look fine if I print straight to the printer. It's something about the PDF setup I believe. I take that back. The single ones print on one page. The multiple workorders still move.
          Up and coming Alphaholic ;)

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          • #6
            Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

            I think you need to configure the printer on the WAS, if the web server app runs as the system user then the print settings and default printer may be different than on your development PC or even (if you develop on the server) than in the Windows profile you publish from.

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            • #7
              Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

              Note - you have the logout.a5w as a requires login. So whenever someone logs out, the login page goes instantly restricted, kicking the user to the login page but also causing the URL to look like this:

              http://www.mailtimenet.com/index.a5w?np=%2Flogout%2Ea5w

              That means as soon as someone logs back in, they will be redirected to the LOGOUT page and be logged out in a never ending cycle.

              The logout page should be always available.

              Very attractive, easy to navigate website!
              Steve Wood
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              • #8
                Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

                Originally posted by Steve Wood View Post
                Very attractive, easy to navigate website!
                Yeah, I agree. Very nice report formats, as well.
                Peter
                AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                [email protected]
                https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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                • #9
                  Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

                  Nice reports.


                  Got this error on the spread sheet option.
                  Error in event handler code for OnClick event for 'Excel_Export': Error loading [PathAlias.ADB_Name]\workorder: The system cannot find the path specified.
                  [PathAlias.ADB_Name]\workorder.DBF


                  Out of interest -what is the server configuration.

                  Also you do need to set the server (WAS) printer settings, there are also several settings you can force the pdf to do like embed fonts, watermark etc. I put them on this board some time ago, take a search and the will pop up.

                  Cheers,

                  Peter
                  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                  Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                  US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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                  • #10
                    Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

                    Here you go.

                    Code:
                    delete PrintOptions
                    DIM PrintOptions as P
                    With PrintOptions
                             .Concatenate = .f.
                             .HasWatermark = .t.
                             .MultilingualSupport = .f.
                             .EmbedFonts = .t.
                             .LinearizeForWeb = .f.
                             .Colors2GrayScale = .f.
                             .ConvertHyperlinks = .f.
                             .WatermarkType = "Text"
                             .WatermarkText = "i G r o u p"
                             .WatermarkFontName = "Times New Roman"
                             .WatermarkFontSize = 200
                             .WatermarkRotation = 450
                             .WatermarkColorHex = "E8FED2"
                             .WatermarkHorizPos = 120
                             .WatermarkVertPos = +40
                             .WatermarkOnTop = .f.
                             .WatermarkPDF = ""
                            .Encrypt = .f.
                             .OwnerPassword = ""
                             .UserPassword = ""
                            .CanPrint = .t.
                             .CanModifyDocument = .t.
                            .CanCopy = .t.
                             .CanAddNotes = .t.
                             .Use128BitKey = .f.
                             .JpegQuality = "Low"
                    
                    End with
                    'query.filter = ""
                    'query.order = ""
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    Dim filename as c 
                    filename = session.session_folder + "tempreport.pdf"
                    filename = report.saveas("[email protected][PathAlias.ADB_Path]\jobregister.ddd","pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.,PrintOptions)
                    if file.exists(filename) 
                    	currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" +  time("hms3")
                    end if 	
                    skipreport:
                    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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                    • #11
                      Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

                      Thanks for all the great feedback. I've worked pretty hard trying to make it easy to navigate and use. I know the excel doesn't work yet. I haven't fixed it, just moved it out there.

                      I'm just using an old computer that was laying around doing nothing and added the application server software on it. I have 5 ip addresses from my isp and plugged it right into the cable modem. I was going to try and set up a virtual server, but alas, it is a pain in the butt to mix Apache and Alpha Application Server on one computer and I don't really need it yet.

                      I did add your code in but nothing happened Pete. Maybe I didn't do it right. I put it in the aftervalidate before all of the code where it pulls the report.

                      Here's the code I need to use it with:

                      (Multiple Work Order Creation)

                      aftervalidate

                      dim filter as C
                      dim order as C
                      dim jobnum as C
                      dim filename as C
                      'since JobNumber is a multi-select DropDownBox, it is actually an array that contains the selected values.
                      jobnum = JobNumber.dump()
                      jobnum = remove_blank_lines(jobnum)
                      jobnum = *for_each(x,"clientjobn = " + quote(x),jobnum)
                      filter = stritran(alltrim(jobnum), crlf()," .or. ")
                      Order = "invert(Newjobno)"
                      filename = session.session_folder + chr(92) + "tempreport.pdf"
                      filename = report.saveas("[email protected][PathAlias.ADB_Path]\workorder.set.set","pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
                      if file.exists(filename)
                      currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" + rand_string(5)
                      end if
                      skipreport:

                      (Weekly Schedule or Production Work Order)

                      activate:
                      dim report as c
                      report = <<%text%
                      weeklyschedule|[email protected][PathAlias.ADB_Path]\workorder set.set
                      production-wo|[email protected][PathAlias.ADB_Path]\workorder set.set
                      %text%

                      aftervalidate

                      delete PrintOptions
                      DIM PrintOptions as P
                      With PrintOptions
                      .Concatenate = .f.
                      .HasWatermark = .t.
                      .MultilingualSupport = .f.
                      .EmbedFonts = .t.
                      .LinearizeForWeb = .f.
                      .Colors2GrayScale = .f.
                      .ConvertHyperlinks = .f.
                      .WatermarkType = "Text"
                      .WatermarkText = "i G r o u p"
                      .WatermarkFontName = "Times New Roman"
                      .WatermarkFontSize = 200
                      .WatermarkRotation = 450
                      .WatermarkColorHex = "E8FED2"
                      .WatermarkHorizPos = 120
                      .WatermarkVertPos = +40
                      .WatermarkOnTop = .f.
                      .WatermarkPDF = ""
                      .Encrypt = .f.
                      .OwnerPassword = ""
                      .UserPassword = ""
                      .CanPrint = .t.
                      .CanModifyDocument = .t.
                      .CanCopy = .t.
                      .CanAddNotes = .t.
                      .Use128BitKey = .f.
                      .JpegQuality = "Low"

                      End with
                      'query.filter = ""
                      'query.order = ""


                      jobno = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.ContactList)
                      report = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.ReportList)

                      if CurrentForm.Controls.ContactType = "1" then
                      dim filter as c
                      dim order as c
                      Filter = ".T."
                      Order = ""
                      Dim filename as c
                      filename = session.session_folder + "tempreport.pdf"
                      filename = report.saveas(report,"pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
                      if file.exists(filename)
                      currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" + time("hms3")
                      end if
                      else
                      IF eval_valid("jobno") = .f. Then
                      goto skipreport
                      end if
                      dim filter as c
                      dim order as c
                      Filter = "Clientjobn = \""+jobno+"\""
                      Order = ""
                      Dim filename as c
                      filename = session.session_folder + "tempreport.pdf"
                      filename = report.saveas(report,"pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
                      if file.exists(filename)
                      currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" + time("hms3")
                      end if
                      skipreport:
                      end if
                      Last edited by eboughey1; 12-18-2008, 03:37 AM.
                      Up and coming Alphaholic ;)

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                      • #12
                        Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

                        I'll look at it again tomorrow.

                        Don't get confused the "the application server" needs to have the alpha printer RUNNING

                        Look Under File in you main menu. Is there a "printer setup" - it might not be, as alpha does not do this when you install. if it's not there...

                        look in your windows programs folder
                        look for your alphafive it may be a5v9 folder
                        look for a file called "InstallAmyuniPrinters"
                        click it and install.
                        now when you go back to the file on the main menu it will be there.

                        now try your code.

                        remember to work the system printer must be set in alpha.

                        Code:
                        jobno = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.ContactList)
                        report = alltrim(CurrentForm.Controls.ReportList)
                        
                        delete PrintOptions
                        DIM PrintOptions as P
                        With PrintOptions
                        .Concatenate = .f.
                        .HasWatermark = .t.
                        .MultilingualSupport = .f.
                        .EmbedFonts = .t.
                        .LinearizeForWeb = .f.
                        .Colors2GrayScale = .f.
                        .ConvertHyperlinks = .f.
                        .WatermarkType = "Text"
                        .WatermarkText = "My WaterMark"
                        .WatermarkFontName = "Times New Roman"
                        .WatermarkFontSize = 200
                        .WatermarkRotation = 450
                        .WatermarkColorHex = "E8FED2"
                        .WatermarkHorizPos = 120
                        .WatermarkVertPos = +40
                        .WatermarkOnTop = .f.
                        .WatermarkPDF = ""
                        .Encrypt = .f.
                        .OwnerPassword = ""
                        .UserPassword = ""
                        .CanPrint = .t.
                        .CanModifyDocument = .t.
                        .CanCopy = .t.
                        .CanAddNotes = .t.
                        .Use128BitKey = .f.
                        .JpegQuality = "Low"
                        End with
                        
                        
                        if CurrentForm.Controls.ContactType = "1" then
                        dim filter as c 
                        dim order as c 
                        Filter = ".T."
                        Order = ""
                        Dim filename as c 
                        filename = session.session_folder + "tempreport.pdf"
                        filename = report.saveas(report,"pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
                        if file.exists(filename) 
                        currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" + time("hms3")
                        end if 
                        else
                        IF eval_valid("jobno") = .f. Then
                        goto skipreport
                        end if 
                        dim filter as c 
                        dim order as c 
                        Filter = "Clientjobn = \""+jobno+"\""
                        Order = ""
                        Dim filename as c 
                        filename = session.session_folder + "tempreport.pdf"
                        filename = report.saveas(report,"pdf",filter,order,filename,.f.)
                        if file.exists(filename) 
                        currentform.RedirectTarget = session.session_url + "tempreport.pdf?" + time("hms3")
                        end if 
                        skipreport:
                        end if
                        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                        Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                        US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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                        • #13
                          Re: pdf prints differently on web than desktop

                          Well I figured out what caused the issue.

                          It was the printer, but it was something I haven't seen before and it was in the report band properties.

                          Under Report/Properties/Band/Report Properties/Page

                          I looked again at the page layout settings to make sure it was set to letter. It was empty and nothing showed up on the drop down. I couldn't fix it as long as I had the alpha five printer selected. I changed it to my local printer and it let me change the settings to letter. I saved the report then went back in and changed the printer back to Alpha Five. After that it showed the page layout properly.

                          Also, I had to set the report to use a Page header instead of a report header since they can choose multiple workorders to print.

                          So now that all works. Guess what? All of my boxes are gone that frame the fields for the winning # and instruction memo fields (unless they are populated). I haven't changed any of them but something I did obviously made it change. Has anyone seen that happen?
                          Up and coming Alphaholic ;)

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