SSRS 2005 does not display correctly in Firefox and Safari

Reports are viewing fine in IE.  When viewing the reports in Firefox or Safari they are compressed.   Viewers will be using both IE/Firefox in PC and Firefox/Safari in Mac to view the reports.  It would be nice if the solution was within the browser settings, but if not, what is the best way to configure the reports to render correctly in all browsers?
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Marten RuneSQL Expert/Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
You'll find all information you need right from the horses mouth, i e Microsoft:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms156511.aspx
But your'e not going to like it, since there doesn't seem to be any solution.

Look att postings in the bottom. Se if a bug is reported, vote for it and make all your friends vote for it. If it's not there already, file a bugreport yourself.

Regards Marten
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SooRooAuthor Commented:
Thank you although I had located and read this msdn page before I posted this question.

I DID find a Firefox add-on (Corel IE Tab) for Windows that allows the SSRS report to render correctly (after performing a few setup steps).  Unfortunately, this is not available for MacOSX but it resolves the issue for PC/Firefox users.  (one down)

I am going to try Windows Emulation Programs for the Mac.  Also looking into the following option:

http://justinhartman.com/2008/02/20/windows-internet-explorer-for-mac-finally/

Not giving up!  :0)


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Marten RuneSQL Expert/Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Good luck, although, the firefox solution is actually running an ie instance within a firefox window. So it's really not showing the files in firefox. But for the end users this ought to be okay. Just so you understand, ie tabs wont work on a macintosh system, since ie for Macintosh isn't supported either.

If this kind of solution is okay, then a citrix publishing a ie would take care of the macintosh problem. Given its within one organization ofcourse.

//Marten
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SooRooAuthor Commented:
hmmmm - can you please elaborate a bit on this comment?
"...then a citrix publishing a ie would take care of the macintosh problem"
All is inter org....
Thanks!
sr
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Marten RuneSQL Expert/Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
If it's not within your domain, then this solution will not work.

Otherwise you publish a IE as an app, ready for domain macintosh computer to use. Have done this with access.

//Marten
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SooRooAuthor Commented:
I believe this is a viable option.   Will ask this of our infrastructure folks today and see if I can set up a test by Monday.  I would love to be able to give you these points.....stay tuned and thank you!
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Marten RuneSQL Expert/Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Good luck

It will work, though it's not really running on the Mac. But for the end user, they wont see any difference.

Then again, it's a workaround. The page wont render correctly in Safari. This is answered above!

Hopefully the workaround is useful for you.

//Marten
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SooRooAuthor Commented:
still testing this option
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SooRooAuthor Commented:
This solution is very simple for infrastructures that support a Citrix Farm.  We can now have our Mac users function as PC's and Mac simultaneously.  Awesome!
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