Crystal 11 - Increase Design Space

Posted on 2014-08-12
Last Modified: 2014-08-18
Hi there,  I have read tricks about increasing the design page for Crystal 11 but haven't come to a solution.  I need to increase the design page to a 17 x 11 inches. (my current printer does not support this size but my client's does)

Any help would be appreciated,

Question by:rporter45
    LVL 18

    Expert Comment

    You can install as a printer one of the plotters available in Windows. Use it for the report and it will allow you to work in 17x11

    Author Comment

    I am on a windows 8 pc - do you know if that will work on this machine or should I move to another?

    thanks very much!
    LVL 100

    Accepted Solution

    You could also install the same printer driver he is using.
    You should be able to download it from the manufacturer or from a printer driver site.

    Make sure you set it as the default printer so Crystal will select it automatically.

    Are you currently using CR XI on the Win8 machine?
    If so, that should work.

    LVL 18

    Assisted Solution

    Yes it should work on Windows 8. As far as I remember the easiest way to install the driver is to manually install a driver for one of HP Designjet printers , which are included in Windows, but mlmcc advice to download the printer driver for your client might work better because you will be sure that you have the same settings.

    Author Closing Comment

    Worked perfectly! Thank you very much,


    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

    See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

    Crystal Reports: 5 Tests for Top Performance It is complete, your masterpiece report.  Not only does it meet your customer’s expectations, it blows them out the water, all they want is beautifully summarised and displayed in a myriad of ways. …
    Hot fix for .Net Crystal Reports 10.2.3600.0 to fix problems with sub reports running on 64 bit operating systems ISSUE: Reports which contain subreports fail with error "Missing Parameter Value" DEPLOYMENT SERVER OS: Windows 2008 with 64 bi…
    To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
    This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.

    761 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    8 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now