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Hi

I am trying to print using Crystal Report with paper size 3" * 4"

Problems:
I have to set the printer (USING Print Server Properties > Create new form) to define the size.
Since I am using windows app, it is tedious to set each client printer like this. Though I can write the code to change hardware settings on printer, I would not prefer that. Why CR does not accept paper size in run time ? instead of setting it on each printer manually ?

If CR does not support, what is the alternate for me to achieve this ?
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It will accept paper size at runtime but it has to be a defined size on the printer.

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Exactly this is the problem i am facing. It is not defined size on printer.

Is there any other way to achieve this
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Not that I know of.

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Can you write code to define a paper size on the printer.  It would have to run with admin privilege.
I don't know if such an application is even possible.

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I do not want to define a paper size on the printer
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As far as I know then, Crystal will use what it finds on the printer.  It doesn't have a custom paper size of its own.

Crystal uses the printer driver to render the report thus the need for all printer/paper information to be defined for the printer.  The printer driver doesn't know how to use anything that isn't in the printer setup.

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Sometimes the answer is you can't do that.

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Sometimes the answer is you can't do that.

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