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  • PDF reports and graphics

    Is there any way to adjust the quality of the PDF reports generated from Alpha5.

    All images I add to be part of the reports turn out poor quality when the PDF is generated. When in the report designer and using the Print Preview they look beautiful. I have tried embedding them, calling them from a file and using the image library but it makes little difference. I have used .bmp, .png and .jpg. Still no difference.

    Reports look very unprofessional with such poor graphics.

    Thanks for any help.


  • #2
    Re: PDF reports and graphics

    Try the help file?


    • #3
      Re: PDF reports and graphics

      Originally posted by NoeticCC View Post
      Try the help file?
      Thanks. I actually do try the help file and searching the forum prior to asking a question. Frankly the help file is poorly organized and has been ever since V6. It is full of half working code and in dire need of updating. However, if you have a search statement or key words that work better than PDF, PDF quality, PDF settings, Report settings, Report quality, Print PDF, Print quality, PDF functions, Report functions, I would be happy to try it. Or perhaps if you know exactly where in the help file this jewel exists you wouldn’t mind sharing the title?



      • #4
        Re: PDF reports and graphics

        The graphics in the letter or report come out bad no matter the format (PDF, HTML) and of course RTF does not even include them. Setting quality = High (the only thing I have been able to find in help which is a Printer_Option) does nothing as I suspected it wouldn't but it did not error either.


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            Re: PDF reports and graphics

            Thanks. That is a page I have been to before. There is nothing there addressing my question. I may be missing it entirely but I have been through it line by line and link by link and nothing that I can see addresses the quality of the PDF output or the quality of images on the PDF output.

            Please what am I missing?

            I am now playing with REPORT.PRINTER_OVERRIDE() but I think it is a dead end.


            • #7
              Re: PDF reports and graphics

              Sorry this thread has a longer list of options:


              • #8
                Re: PDF reports and graphics

                You are the woman! Your searching capabilities are clearly more honed and than mine.

                pSet.JpegQuality="" is what I needed. How these folks find this stuff is beyond me.

                Thank you :-)


                • #9
                  Re: PDF reports and graphics

                  Originally posted by Hansolo View Post
                  You are the woman! Your searching capabilities are clearly more honed and than mine.

                  pSet.JpegQuality="" is what I needed. How these folks find this stuff is beyond me.

                  Thank you :-)
                  Can't be that good at searching seeing as though I had to resort to an old post of mine ;)

                  I think what I did to find this was set the properties in the desktop/dev for the report, then look at the custom settings file it generated in Documents and Settings/Application Data/Alpha Software etc.