You can specify page settings and page orientation for a printed report from the following UI locations:
The Report Properties dialog box on the client report definition (RDLC) report layout in Visual Studio.
The Properties dialog box for the printer.
The Print dialog box that is displayed immediately before you print.
The Page Setup dialog box from the Print Preview page in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client.
The page settings that are used for the printed report depend on the mode in which you print the report.
You can use the following modes to print a report:
Run a report that has the UseRequestPage Property set to No, and therefore, does not display a request page.
Print a report from the request page without previewing the report.
Print a report from the Print Preview page.
With Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, from the print preview, you can only print to a local printer. To print from the print preview, you must the install a client-side component. For more information, see Printing Reports from ReportViewer.
Specifying Page Settings and Orientation
The following table describes how you access each of the dialog boxes in which you can specify page settings and orientation.
|Print mode||To access the Report Properties dialog box||To access the Print dialog box||To access the Page Setup dialog box|
|Run a report that does not have a request page||When you design the report layout in Visual Studio, on the Report menu, choose Report Properties.||Cannot access||Cannot access|
|Print a report from the request page without previewing||When you design the report layout in Visual Studio, on the Report menu, choose Report Properties.||From the client, on the request page, choose Print.||Cannot access|
|View a preview of a report||When you design the report layout in Visual Studio, on the Report menu, choose Report Properties.||In the Print Preview window, choose the Print icon.||In the client, in the Print Preview window, choose the Page Setup icon.|
How Printed Report Settings Are Determined
The following table describes how the page and orientation settings are determined depending on the mode that you use to print the report.
|Print mode||The printed report paper size, margins and orientation are determined by|
|Printing a Report Without a Request Page||The settings in the Report Properties dialog box on the RDLC layout.|
|Printing a Report From the Request Page||The settings in the Report Properties dialog box on the RDLC layout but is overridden if you change the settings in the Print dialog box.|
|Printing a Report From the Print Preview Page||The settings in the Report Properties dialog box on the RDLC layout but is overridden if you change the settings in the Page Setup dialog box.|
The values in the Print dialog box and in the Page Setup dialog box are initially set to the values from the Report Properties dialog box on the RDLC report layout.
In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 and subsequent versions, the printed report settings are determined by default to match the Report Properties to the current available paper. Therefore, it does no longer refer to the Printer Properties if the layout of the report specifies a custom paper size, as it did in earlier versions.
To disable this setting and use the previous settings, add the following line to the CustomSettings.config file and restart the server to reload configuration:
<add key="CalculateBestPaperSizeForReportPrinting" value="false" />.