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This document in an introduction to a series of documents that will discuss how Crystal reports formats and thus prints, exports and views reports. All of the documents in this series are authored by Donald Williams and Ludek Uher, both Senior Support Engineers at AGS Product Support. The series of documents will include the following headings:

Printing Crystal Reports – Basics

Printing Crystal Reports – The Basics

Printing Crystal Reports - Printer Drivers and Fonts

Printing Crystal Reports – Architecture

Printing Crystal Reports – Custom Paper Sizes

Printing Crystal Reports – Using .NET SDK


The intent of this series of documents is to demystify how Crystal Reports prints, exports and looks in the various viewers (designer, BI Platform and Visual Studio .NET). The documents will explain how Crystal Reports uses printer drivers to design reports, how printer drivers affect report design and how to control report printing in Visual Studio .NET applications.