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Access 2010 - Page width error

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I am working in Access 2010. I have a daily automated process to run a macro to run a module which generates a PDF file which then gets attached to an email and sent. 10 to 20 reports are sent each morning.

Problem that started recently is on certain reports I get an error that stops the process. The error states,

"The section width is greater than the page width, and there are no items in the additional space, so some pages may be blank. For example, the report width may be wider than the page width." (see attached screenshot)

I have made sure the reports are within the proper page widths. I have also checked the Acrobat plug-in and the margins are set to 0.25. If I run the report manually it generates properly. Additionally, reports that do not get the stop error have blank pages every other sheet.

Any ideas?
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Question by:Cole100
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In report design view, make sure you pull the right hand design edge all the way to the left.

Jim.
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I made this adjustment and it did not make a difference. see attached design view screenshot. Can you see anything I might have missed?
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 125 total points
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Your too tight on the width.   Your right on 8".   You need to reduce the width of the report.

Page size - margins = maximum report width.

As far as viewing on the screen vs printing, make sure your using print preview, not Report view.   Report view does not give you the same thing as print preview or printing to the printer.

Jim.
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It is very strange because the print preview will display it correctly but when exported into a PDF it will give the blank pages.

I have been running some of these reports for years with it always exporting correctly so I assumed it couldn't be a margin problem.

I went through and adjusted all my page widths to 7.8" or so rather than 8.0" and that seems to have fixed the issue.
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Glad to hear your set.

Jim.
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