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Blank pages in exported PDF files

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Re: Blank pages in exported PDF files

Posted: 6 Feb 2013 7:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
The problem with PDF chart paper size goes back to a change that Microsoft made in Vista and Win7 - and I assume still in Win8. Google for 'Win7 Printer Button Page Setup' to see the problems caused in many many programs. A Microsoft developer described the code change like this:

"Unfortunately, our developers did remove the “Printer…” button on PageSetupDlg for Windows Vista. This was done for specific reason. It is because they do not recommend switching printers from the page setup dialog, where there is some information in the page setup dialog which is printer specific."

The workaround is to make your PDF printer the default printer and also set the paper size in the printer properties _before opening FTM_ and making your chart. You can make the chart first so you know the size and then save the chart to come back to. I've used this technique in FTM, RM6 and VCF/TMG. There is a big discussion on the Visual Chartform forum; see the pinned message at the top 'Print Large Charts to PDF'.

Virginia Blakelock
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johnwestmorel... 4 Feb 2013 10:54PM GMT 
johndd189 6 Feb 2013 4:47AM GMT 
johnwestmorel... 6 Feb 2013 10:36AM GMT 
VIRBLAKE 6 Feb 2013 2:30PM GMT 
VIRBLAKE 6 Feb 2013 2:41PM GMT 
johnwestmorel... 6 Feb 2013 10:56PM GMT 
VIRBLAKE 7 Feb 2013 12:59AM GMT 
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