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Quote DilbertIsMyHero Replybullet Topic: Page Setup - Horizontal vs Vertical
    Posted: 28 May 2009 at 3:59pm
I need to set my page size to 8.5" horizontal by 7.375" vertical.  However, in CR2008 when the vertical size is less than the horizontal, it automatically flips the orientation to landscape.  On a modern printer, this might not be a big deal.  You can usually flip the output 90 or 180 degrees.  Unfortunately, I am working on a Okidata ML320 dot matrix printer and pre-printed forms.
 
Does anyone know a way to work around this issue.  I have tried setting the page size to 8.5H x 8.5V and then setting the bottom margin 1.125 but that causes a pagination problem when the printer advances for tear off purposes.
 
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Quote DilbertIsMyHero Replybullet Posted: 29 May 2009 at 10:31am
After much research and trial/error, I think I found a solution...

Go to Start > Settings > Printers.
Select File > Server Properties.
Select Create New Form.
Type a name for your new form.
Enter the paper size of your form. You can also enter the margins if applicable.
Click Ports. Select the port to which the printer is attached.
Click Drivers. Select the printer driver.
Click Save Form.

Return to Crystal Reports. Go to Page Setup. Your new form should be listed in the drop-down list in the Page Options panel. It will set your horizontal and vertical dimensions to the same as you added on your new form. This will also keep the orientation correct (not changing between portrait and landscape).

Hope this helps someone else facing this problem.

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Quote lockwelle Replybullet Posted: 01 Jun 2009 at 6:31am
Thanks for sharing, I thought about this scenario, but didn't know a solution.
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Quote srikugun Replybullet Posted: 30 Jun 2010 at 1:30am

The above solution is working fine. But when the Report is Deployed in BOE Server then it still shows A4 Page ....and the remaining Columns are not being Displayed ...

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Quote Emir_W Replybullet Posted: 30 Jun 2010 at 1:43am
thanks for sharing.
it is very helping a lot.
 
 
 
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Quote sravanthip Replybullet Posted: 04 Oct 2010 at 3:31am
Hi DilbertIsMyHer,
   Thanks for sharing your thought,I have created form wirh custom size and saved.But when I opened crystalreports-->Page Setup-->PageSize.That custom size is listing in the dropdownlist.Please tell me where is the exact problem.Iam using CrystalReports XI.
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Quote sanjeewa Replybullet Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 1:31am
Need a great help

I need to print same Crystal report in two different printers with a custom paper (5.5 x 8.5)

Cannot get this done properly

Can you help with this??

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