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    Default many blank pages after 1st page prints

    i have a report that prints fine on my pc running v4.5. i took it to the client running 4.03 (i think), and the 1st page prints fine and then the rest of the pages are blank, and there are an almost infinite number of blank pages.
    what could cause this not to work in v4.03?

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    Default RE: many blank pages after 1st page prints

    Instead of differences between 4.5 and 4.03 I'd look first at differences between your pc and printer and the client's.

    Is the report layout defined for a particular printer or does it use the current windows default printer? If you defined it for a particular printer and that printer is not setup and installed at the client you could have the kinds of problems you're describing.

    Do the two printers have identical non-printable areas? Most modern laser and inkjet printers have nonprintable areas along all four edges. The dimensions of these nonprintable areas differ from printer to printer. The symptoms you're seeing remind me of situations I've had where my report layout would not 'fit' within the physical dimensions of the 'printable' region on my client's printer, even though it worked fine on my own (older) printer. This kind of issue can be solved by changing the layout to increase the margins along all four edges.

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    Default RE: many blank pages after 1st page prints

    they're both lasers, tom. i will check it out. thanks for the idea.

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    Default RE: many blank pages after 1st page prints

    Another test that can be run on one page reports is to select the "Shrink to fit" option. This will give you an idea of how big the margins need to be. I recently ran into a situation where right and left margins were 0.5 and top/bottom were 0.75 but the report still printed on multiple pages (all but the first were blank). After setting "Shrink to fit", the report looked just fine so I left it that way. (Yes, it will probably come back to haunt me later.)

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    Default RE: many blank pages after 1st page prints

    yes, i already checked that box on my report here. i am going to take the changes to the client tomorrow and see what happens

    thansk

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    Default RE: many blank pages after 1st page prints

    i found out what ws causing this, print 1 page and then an infinite number of blank pages. in the report under report properties on the head/foot tab, i had a check next to has continuation header under the headers section. removed the check and it prints fine at both locations. why it worked at home and not at my client's is beyond me. set up the same printers on both pc's and everything. just would not work at my client's with that checked.

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