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Old June 15th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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Default This report uses invalid printer - Naren

Hi,

when i open my reports, it's thrown error :
"This report uses invalid printer. The default printer will be used instead".
Here in my printer driver is installed properly. daily iam using that one. but when the report open it's shows me the error..pls help

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Ok, after a ton of installs of CR9, Service Packs, Printers, expresso brownies and red bull..this is what i came up with

Open the report...get the ErrMsg. Click OK
Select File, Select Page Setup, Check "Use Default Margins", Click OK !!! YES, Can you Feel it!!!

Remember I was using CR Ver9, but the idea is to set your margins to default.

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Oh and to fix up the error msg for future googlers
"This report uses an invalid printer. The default printer will be used instead".

This report uses an invalid printer. The default printer will be used instead


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this has no effect on the out put of the report except for few margins here and there.
if you want to avoid this from happening in future,go to File - Printer Set up and select a printer and then save the report
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Default I was getting same error

I was also getting "The report uses an invalid printer". Mine turned out to be that the printer had a page size set to 8 1/2 X 11 W instead of 8 1/2 X 11. Don't know what that W means or why that's a problem but on my Konica Minolta C253 it was causing an error even if my report had a single small field in the middle of the page. So it's not like it was past the margins.
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I find that by simply clicking the Adjust Automatically box in the Margins section of Page Setup, the problem is resolved on future launch (in version 2011 at least).
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To check this you look at if the OS is windows 7 you just need to go to Start = > Dvices and Printer. a window will show up all the printers you have installed and can be used, if the check does not see the printer you are using, make sure that you have yet to complete driver installation.
good luck to you :D
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