formatting reports and printing

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Charles McEniry

05 Mar, 2019 04:36 PM

I'm having problems printing reports. Margins aren't correct. Columns aren't adjustable. I've tried both landscape and portrait but no luck.

  1. 1 Posted by Phillip Ross on 05 Mar, 2019 04:52 PM

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    Me, too. Windows 10 64bit

    Line height is the issue with printing. It's completely unreadable

  2. 2 Posted by wklemme on 20 Mar, 2019 04:40 PM

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    Cannot change the margins in report print. I reduce the font size (my only option) but the margins don't change and the right side is clipped.

  3. 3 Posted by -Kevin N. on 20 Mar, 2019 07:57 PM

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    Hi All,

    Something that you can try with the report, as a workaround, is to click on 'Save' instead of 'Print'.

    Save the report as an HTML file. Be sure to retain the .html file extension when naming the report file.

    You can then open the HTML report file in a browser, a word processor or a spreadsheet program and print the report from within one of those environments. You'll likely have a lot more flexibility in printing from within either of those programs.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  4. 4 Posted by wklemme on 20 Mar, 2019 09:23 PM

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    I'll try it, thanks! I also found that 'print' to a PDF works too. Sad
    that MD can't do it though....

  5. 5 Posted by Richard S. on 20 Mar, 2019 10:39 PM

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    Saving report to an .HTML file does the trick for me.
    The Firefox web browser does a very nice portrait printout.
    An almost new user of MD, Rick S.
    P.S. I posted a couple of text files of what works in the MD folder. Memory issues.

  6. 6 Posted by -Kevin N. on 20 Mar, 2019 11:15 PM

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    Hi All,

    Thank you for reporting back with your results.

    Sad that MD can't do it though....

    It would be my guess that the current printing issues are a result of the move to Java 11. Getting printer drivers to work with Java seems to be a never-ending obstacle.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

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