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Posted on 2012-03-22
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I have some text header fields that look fine but on the customers machine they overlap the boundaries. They appear to have the all the same settings and crystal verison. What else could cause format issues between different computers
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Check what there are using to view the reports, and also try changing your screen resolution to match your customers and see if you can replicate their issue.

It could be screen resolution at their end
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they are using the developer tool the same as me. They are at a very high resoluion 1900x... I was lower but even when I set mine to the same as the I cant reproduce
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Veriify the printer they are using.

Crystal uses the printer driver to render the report and changing printers can causes fonts and boxes to grow/shrink a bit in size.  This can even be true with different versions of a printer driver say you have Win XP and they have Vista or Win 7.  Even if you have the same printer the drivers have differences.

If you will be sharing reports with others there are some methods to use to help ensure the reports work in various environments.

How to Design Reports That Print Consistently in Different PC Environments
http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-21417

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ok i managed to reproduce it by changing scfeen resolution is there a way to get crystal to now wrap headings when screen resolution changes?
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As far as I know Crystal cannot determine the screen resolution.

You might be able to write a user function that Crystal can use to determine that and base the font size or something on the resolution.

Do you have the boxes set to grow in the format screen?

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Can you change the bestfitpage property of crystal report to false and set the width and height of crystal report.

This will mean the report will be displayed how you want it but your client will have to scroll left and right to see the full report as it sounds like it is not fitting on their screen with their current resolution
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