1. Gerrit Bruns
  2. Beta Testing
  3. Wednesday, 22 June 2022 12:42 PM UTC

Hi,

in PB 2022 Beta a new PDFLib Version is used. This one has a different behavior than the old one from PB 2021.

In PB 2021 the generated PDF seems to depend on the used printer. Changing the default printer could change the resulting PDF. If the PDF was not as expected and not as shown in the preview, changing the default printer could correct that issue.

In PB 2022 Beta, it doesn't seem to matter which printer is the default printer. The resulting PDF always looks the same. This would be no problem if the PDF would look like the Preveiw, but that is not the case. In some cases, columns now overlap other controls, which they didn't in PB 2021 and some other issues. It seems there is no way to prevent this and to get a PDF that looks almost the same as the Preview of the Datawindow.

That the resulting PDF-file is the same and not depending on the default printer, can be a good thing, as long as you get what you see, which isn't the case. 

Is there a way to influence the generation of the PDF-files (Something as easy as changing the default printer in PB 2021)?

Has anyone else noticed something like that?

Regards, Gerrit Bruns

Armeen Mazda @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Wednesday, 22 June 2022 15:19 PM UTC
  2. Beta Testing
  3. # 1

Hi Gerrit, This sounds like a bug or at least a configuration issue.  There should be no dependency between the Windows OS printers and the PDFLib.  Please report this beta issue in our support portal so we can address it for the final release: https://www.appeon.com/standardsupport/newbug

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  1. Gerrit Bruns
  2. Thursday, 23 June 2022 07:39 AM UTC
Hi Armeen,

it seems there is no dependency to printers in PB 2022 Beta. So that behavior is like it should be.

The resulting PDF is not like it should be. I will create a ticket for that.



One of the changes regarding NativePDF is, that it has no dependency to other printer drivers.

Are there any other changes?
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  1. Armeen Mazda @Appeon
  2. Thursday, 23 June 2022 12:38 PM UTC
NativePDF always did have dependency. We have incorporated latest version of PDFlib. Also, RichTextEditor now uses PDFlib to generate PDF.
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