Exporting Access 2010 reports in XPS format results in multiple horizontal lines not appearing
Posted on 2014-07-23
When exporting Access 2010 reports in XPS format many horizontal lines that separate rows do not appear. The number varies from one page to another, and report length doesn't impact how many rows are affected. Most reports contain no sub reports, but for those that do the results don't change. When printing XPS reports to PDF the missing lines appear so they are obviously there. Most users do not have the ability to print to PDF so converting XPS files to PDF is not an option for them.
While exporting reports in PDF format would be the best alternative, for some users that process takes much longer. Reports are exported by state or area and it can take up to 30 minutes or more for that to complete. Exporting in XPS format reduces the time in half but the end result looks unprofessional with missing lines appearing throughout the reports. If there is a way to have the missing lines appear it would make everyone happy.
If someone has an explanation for this, or knows how to make all lines visible in XPS format, I would appreciate learning the solution.