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Formatting Report to Printer

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  • Formatting Report to Printer

    I am having a lot of trouble messing with File Printer Setup trying to get the snipped report layout to print landscape on my preferred printer. I was able to do it with an alternate printer.

    On the attached snip, if you see all this while spaced to the right of the layout (it goes almost to 16"), this probably has a lot to do with why I am having trouble. I have tried to find what to do to make the printer layout canvas cut out the white space by at least a couple of inches, to no avail.

    How can I either shrink the report canvas or if I need to use printer setup to fix the problem how would I do that?

    Thanks,


    Bruce
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    Re: Formatting Report to Printer

    Bruce

    You probably have an object in that area that is unseen.

    Report design - Open the Object Explorer - View - Object Explorer

    Look for an object that you know shouldn't be there, or click on each listed in the Object Name: and then press the Select Object button.

    Once you find the bad guy and have selected it, press the delete key to remove it.
    Al Buchholz
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      Re: Formatting Report to Printer

      In addition to Al's most excellent advice, check the report properties, Page tab, and check the size.

      Just realized you mentioned File, Print Setup. That has nothing to do with your report. The print specifications for a report are stored in the report definition and edited in the report properties.

      https://www.alphasoftware.com/docume...Properties.gif

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      Last edited by Stan Mathews; 06-14-2017, 02:43 PM.
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        Re: Formatting Report to Printer

        Thanks, I got it solved, had to choose landscape and legal and check the force box, plus I had to check the box to shrink data to fit on page. It went from 63 page of letter pages to 92 of legal pages to use the Canon printer/copier. It is definitely big print but I got what I needed on the page.

        Thanks,

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