Printing multiple jobs as single document
Posted on 2010-08-30
I've been trying to print reports from a VB.NET winforms application. The reports I'm working on have to appear as different layouts on even and odd pages, so when they are duplex printed they can be added to a binder (landscape orientated).
VS 2010's local reports (rdlc) do not allow the body to access the page number, so I cannot use that to determine the layout. My workaround has been to print each page as independent reports. However, each report takes it's own page.
I would like to find a way to trick the printer into thinking multiple reports are a single document, thereby duplexing the pages. One suggested solution was to increase the print spooler's timeout limit, but I can't seem to figure out how.
If anyone knows how to increase the timeout, combine the reports into one before printing, or any other possible alternatives (the even/odd layout needs to remain as it is), I would greatly appreciate the help.