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Crystal 2008 - New Page Setup options - need explanation please

I have been unable to locate documentation on the new Page Setup screen for Crystal 2008. I am specifically looking on detailed documentation about the following check boxes:

Printer Options:

No Printer

Page Options section:

Dissociate Formatting Page Size and Printer Paper Size

Margins section:

Adjust Automatically.

Can someone please detail for me these options. I'd like to know why I would use them and how do they work when combinations of them are selected. I am most interested in the second option (above), but would like explanations about all of them.

Thank you.

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    Former Member
    Sep 04, 2008 at 06:21 PM

    Go to Help | Crystal Reports Help (in the product) and go to the search tab.

    Type this in exactly: "no printer"

    then hit enter.

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    Go to Help | Crystal Reports Help (in the product) and go to the search tab.

    Type this in exactly: "adjust automatically"

    then hit enter.

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    There is no information on "Dissociate Formatting Page Size and Printer Paper Size" but I'd think that it will NOT associate the page size in the report designer with the paper size in the printer setup.

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      I do not think the No Printer option is valid for us as our reports are not web based.

      Does the Adjust Automatically apply to the reports as they are run from a runtime client? or does this just adjust for design mode?

      This is why I am asking about the 'Dissociate Formatting Page Size and Printer Paper Size'. It sounds like this is the setting we may want to check when creating our reports before we distribute to runtime clients.

      Here is why I want to know.

      We develop our reports to fit 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper. We distribute our reports to our clients along with the runtime merge modules. We have a VB.Net 2005 program that our non-vb.net software application executes in order to print the reports (using the Crystal for .NET methods, etc.) from our software application.

      Some of our clients are in Europe. They use A4 paper. We have re-designed some of our reports so the fields will fit within both paper sizes (8.5x11 and A4). However, we have over 500 reports we distribute, so we have not modified all reports. Therefore, prior to Crystal XI, we recommended to our runtime users that if the data on the report did not fit on the A4 paper (it was truncated), then they need to go into the printer properties (from the printer dialog box...these are users running the report, not developers) and change the report from portrait to landscape before they print. This would print the report landscape with data across 8.5", and then white space on the right/remainder of the page, but all the data would print, nothing truncated. After we installed Crystal XI, using this option of selecting landscape at print time, no longer worked. The report would print with the orientation in which it was created (in our case portrait) regardless of what the user selected from printer properties.

      This is why I am asking about the 'Dissociate Formatting Page Size and Printer Paper Size'. Can someone at SAP elaborate on this please?

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    Former Member
    Aug 21, 2009 at 03:39 PM

    Never got the response I wanted, but this is not a critical question, so I am marking as 'answered' although it really isn't.

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