Get a better PDF engine for the save reports to a file option.

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There are free PDF printer options available that create an easier to read PDF file than using the print to a file and selecting a PDF file. I like Cute PDF writer myself.

The problem is that you have to choose Cute PDF writer as your printer before you run the report. If you have chosen a hard copy printer and want to create a PDF you have to rerun or live with a poor quality PDF file.

One of the instructors at the convention had Cute PDF as their default printer. I have mine set that way also.

Calendar's printed from PDS Facility Scheduler are used in publications to the whole parish and quality is important.
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Joe Schmidt

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Posted 9 years ago

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Paul Goldsworthy, Product Owner

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Joe, we're looking at a number of report issues for a future update. This is one item we've been discussing. It will improve most of the exports, not just the .pdf option.
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Don Boehm

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More flexibility with exports would be really great. If there's anyway to eliminate the text boxes that are used in the Word document export, that would be a big improvement.
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Paul Goldsworthy, Product Owner

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Joe, we're looking at a number of report issues for a future update. This is one item we've been discussing. It will improve most of the exports, not just the .pdf option.
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Lorraine Doering, Champion

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I am glad this is on the list! I have noticed that listing reports and advanced reports print in high res PDF, but simple letter reports do not. I have experimented with using the advanced menu to alter the PDF output, and it does improve the resolution but has trouble with graphic placements.
Thanks!
Lorraine Doering