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1214081 - How to create a custom paper size form for use in Crystal Reports

Symptom

How do I create a custom paper size form (to display or print a report with a predefined custom paper size) for use in Crystal Reports?

Resolution

To create a custom paper size form, complete the applicable steps for the environment you are working in. Before you begin, you must be sure that the printer driver is able to support printing a custom size paper.

NOTE

  • Each printer driver produces a different display for printer layout options. If the printer driver selected has the functionality to be customized, you will be able to select the Custom Paper icon or the Custom button. Selecting the Custom button enables you to set the height and width of the paper size form.
  • Creating a report with a custom paper size on one computer and then attempting to print the report on a different computer with the customized paper size form may produce different results.
Crystal Reports on Windows NT/2000
If Crystal Reports is installed on a Windows 2000 or NT computer, complete the following steps:
  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Printers, click File > Server Properties > Create a new form (in the Forms tab) 
  3. Type a name such as "CustomPaperForm" in Form Name.
  4. Select Metric to use centimeters or select English to use inches for the Units under the Form description section.
  5. Enter the Height and Width under the Paper size section.
  6. Enter the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom margins under the Printer area margins section.
  7. Click Save form and then click OK.
To apply the custom paper size form, complete the following:
  1. Launch Crystal Reports, and select the report.
  2. Click File and click Printer Setup.
  3. Select the custom paper size form from Paper.

Crystal Reports on Windows 9.x or ME

If Crystal Reports is installed on a Windows 9.x or ME computer, complete the following:
  1. Launch Crystal Reports, and select the report.
  2. Click File > Printer Setup > Properties.
  3. Click Custom, and then click the Custom button.
  4. Enter the custom height and width of the paper.
  5. Click OK.

See Also

To use a custom paper size with the Crystal Reports .NET SDK refer to Note 1220160

 

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Product

SAP Crystal Reports 8.0