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Page Setup Dialog Box

You can use the Page Setup dialog box to specify the general and export page properties for the current report tab in a page report, or for the current web report or library component. This topic describes the options in the dialog box.

Designer displays the Page Setup dialog box when you select File > Page Setup, or Page Setup in the Style screen of the component wizard.

The dialog box contains the following tabs:

You see these buttons in the tabs:

OK

Select to apply your settings and close the dialog box.

Cancel

Select to close the dialog box without saving any changes.

Help

Select to view information about the dialog box.

General Tab

Use this tab to specify the general properties of the page, which you can also define via the Page Panel object in the Report Inspector. New Content of v18You can use a constant level formula to control some page properties, if you have bound a data resource to the report body.

Page Setup - General

Paper

You can specify the page size in this box.

  • Type
    Select the paper type. Select the size you want from the drop-down list, or select Custom Size to define the paper width and height by yourself.
  • Width
    Specify the width of the page, in inches.
    • Auto Fit
      Select to dynamically calculate the page width according to the width of the contents within the page.
  • Height
    Specify the height of the page, in inches.
    • Auto Fit
      Select to dynamically calculate the page height according to the height of the contents within the page.

Note icon After you select a paper type and then edit either Width or Height, Designer changes the paper type to Custom Size in the Type drop-down list automatically.

Orientation

You can specify the page orientation in this box. Designer disables the Orientation option if you select a formula to control either Width or Height.

  • Portrait
    Select to display the page vertically.
  • Landscape
    Select to display the page horizontally.

Margin

You can specify the distance of the report data to the top, bottom, left, and right edge of the page in this box.

  • Top
    Specify the top margin of the page.
  • Bottom
    Specify the bottom margin of the page.
  • Left
    Specify the left margin of the page.
  • Right
    Specify the right margin of the page.

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Export Tab

Use this tab to specify the page properties for the output of the report tab/web report/library component. Server also applies the page properties that you set for any export format when users advanced run and schedule to run the report in this format at runtime.

Page Setup - Export

Export To

Select the export format to customize the page properties of its output.

Auto

If you select the option, Designer applies the page properties that you define in the General tab of this dialog box to the output of the selected export format. Clear the option to customize the page properties for the selected format.

When you clear the Auto option for an export format and select OK in the dialog box, Designer adds a corresponding Export Page Setting object to the report structure tree in the Report Inspector. You can edit the export page properties there too. When you select the Auto option for this export format and select OK in the dialog box again, Designer automatically removes its Export Page Setting object from the report structure tree.

Paper

You can specify the paper size for the output of the selected format in this box.

  • Type
    Select the paper type. Select the size you want from the drop-down list, or select Custom Size to define the paper width and height.
  • Width
    Specify the width of the page, in inches.
    • Auto Fit
      Select to dynamically calculate the page width according to the width of the contents within the page. The default behavior for exporting a report is to enable content pagination (the option is unselected), which greatly improves the performance of the exporting process, especially for a huge report.
  • Height
    Specify the height of the page, in inches.
    • Auto Fit
      Select to dynamically calculate the page height according to the height of the contents within the page. The default behavior for exporting a report is to enable content pagination (the option is unselected), which greatly improves the performance of the exporting process, especially for a huge report.

Note icon After you select a paper type and then edit either Width or Height, Designer changes the paper type to Custom Size in the Type drop-down list automatically.

Orientation

Select the page orientation for the output of the specified format: Portrait (vertically) or Landscape (horizontally).

Margin

You can specify the distance of the report data to the top, bottom, left, and right edge of the page for the output of the selected format in this box.

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