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    Default Cannot print PDF report in Landscape

    Hi
    I created a fairly simple PDF report. I set A4 in page size, and Landscape in the Report properties. I also tried ticking the "Force" property, with no visible change.
    I have a grid with a button to run the report. No matter what i do, the preview is in Portrait and not in Landscape (and also when printing the pdf of course ).
    Tried browsing the pdf options when running the report, couldn't find one to force the landscape...

    Anyone seen this before? Workaround?

    Thanks
    Jaime

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    Default Re: Cannot print PDF report in Landscape

    I can confirm... this all looks very messed up. Using Letter or Legal, the orientation is always correct. Using A4, the orientation is always Portrait. If you Preview the report, then click File, Print Setup, the orientation reads as Landscape... but... it is not. Also the Paper Size is set to Custom... even though A4 is available in the dropdown list.

    If you publish and display the report in a window, Letter and Legal are true to the orientation selected in the Report Properties. But A4 is not... it always shows portrait. While the report is displayed in the window, if you click the print button to get the print dialog, and then show "More settings", A4 does display as the paper size, but I have no option for orientation.

    You'll have to get Alpha to fix this... but... this has been going on for many years. I found a similar post from 2012.
    Last edited by Davidk; 04-28-2019 at 01:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Cannot print PDF report in Landscape

    Many thanks for confirming this David, and providing a workaround. Will file a bug report about it

    Jaime

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    Default Re: Cannot print PDF report in Landscape

    As with dates the US has to be different to pretty much every other country in the world. Causes no end of problems when trying to remotely diasnoge user problems.

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