Remove white boarder space on all the four corners of PDF

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi I have set background image to crystal template and the image is shown on all the pages of the report as background image.Here the issue is the report is showing the white boarder on all the sides of the page.How to shown the background image all over the pdf? Is it the page setting issue if so how to set?

Second thing is crystal is giving poor quality of Background image.The image i have is in JPEG format and the size is 3MB.But does it handle 3MB do any one know which format of the image gives best quality in crystal and what should be maximum size of the image crystal can handle?
Question by:chennam
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    Crystal uses  the default printer driver to render the report even if you aren't printing.  Most printers have a default margin that cannot be made smaller.  Quite often .175 to .25 inches.

    Set the report to NO PRINTER in the printer/page setup
    You can then set the margins to 0

    That should do what you want.

    I don't know how Crystal handles images in the latest version but older versions would convert the image to a bmp for displaying.

    There are some issues with image quality in some versions that are solved with a service pack.

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    For the image quality, go to File > "Report Options" and if you have a "Retain Original Image Color Depth" option, make sure it's checked.  Also, I think if CR has to resize the images, it may be losing some quality there.  You could try making sure that the image is already the correct size, if possible.


    Author Closing Comment

    Yes, that helps in suppressing the White border.

    Thanks mlmcc
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    Expert Comment

    Do you still have an image quality problem?


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