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Printing of a DataWindow getting cut off

Former Member
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I am using PB 12.5.1, build 4595 and a DB2 backend database.

I am trying to print a Standard DataWindow with two fields that could contain up to 30000 characters.  I have Checked the Detail Band Autosize Height along with each field having the Autosize Height.  There is a 4 line Header and a one line Footer along with a four line Summary line.  At each of the page breaks the last night only shows the top half and the top of the next page the lower half of the line is shown.  We have had this issue with composite DataWindow, but never Standard DataWindows.

Any suggestions?
Thank you

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Former Member
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Hello All,

Was there any solution found for this?

Thanks,

Ankur Patel

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This has been an issue for us since the late 90s with PB and one of the few things I ever reported as a bug - they said PB couldn't get the correct font information from Windows to fix or something.  Been working around it by using RTF reports (non-datawindow based) but would LOVE a proper fix.

Former Member
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Hi Dana,

It works sometime better with different printer drivers. As I tested I could find different results comparing Adobe PDF drivers and printers.

Regards

Jay.

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Hi Dana,

we have this pboblem over years too.

PB can only cut the control.

It's not posible to use a "homemade" wordwrap.

Now we use a nested report with a db  function (SQL Server) cutting the text into peaces and return a table.

I combination with the push cut controls to next page property it works very fine.

Regards, Christian

Former Member
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Hello Christian,

Can you please explain in detail about your solution. And also what do you mean by push cut controls.

Thanks,

Ankur Patel

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Try making your footer slightly higher and leave a little bit of room above the line in the footer band.

I find you have to experiment quite a bit with these things.You are basically trying to trick PB into splitting at a line break.

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Hi Dana,

I wonder if anything has changed regarding the printer or printer drive being used.

Mark

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I'm also interested in solving this "feature" since it happens to me as well, from time to time. The only partial walk-around (not an overall solution by any means) I could provide was giving to the end-user the ability to tweak the bottom border of the page up or down on demand, little by little, while watching the print preview, until the text wasn't being cut off anymore. Don't know if something like that is applicable in your case though, HTH.

Former Member
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Hi Dana;

  Was this working properly in a previous release of PB / Windows O/S?

Regards .. Chris

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Not sure.  I just increase the size of the field.  We have had issues with composite DataWindows.