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  • Specific features of print in PDF format
  • General advice
  • Availability of controls in the reports
  • Control in RTF
  • PDF in report background
  • Print in PDF/A-1b format
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Specific features of print in PDF format

General advice

For a better rendering, use TrueType or OpenType fonts.
Caution: the OpenType fonts are not incorporated in the generated PDF. These fonts must be installed on the user computer to get a correct rendering.

Availability of controls in the reports

The following controls are not available:
  • Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad RTF control
  • Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad Edit control
  • Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad Signature control
  • Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad Organizer control
  • Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad Scheduler control
  • Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad Gantt Chart control
  • Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad Pivot Table control
  • Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad Spreadsheet control
  • Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad HTML control
  • Chart control: Only the Chart controls created from version 17 are available.

Control in RTF

General limitations:
  • The static control in RTF format may be truncated during a page break.
  • The arrays found in an RTF control are not printed.
  • The images used in the RTF controls are not printed.
Versions 17 and later
The iParameter function used with the "RTFWINDOWS=NON" parameter or with the iRTFWithImagesAndTables constant allows to print correctly the arrays and the images contained in the RTF fields.
New in version 17
The iParameter function used with the "RTFWINDOWS=NON" parameter or with the iRTFWithImagesAndTables constant allows to print correctly the arrays and the images contained in the RTF fields.
The iParameter function used with the "RTFWINDOWS=NON" parameter or with the iRTFWithImagesAndTables constant allows to print correctly the arrays and the images contained in the RTF fields.
Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad The RTF controls and the RTF options are not available.
Universal Windows 10 AppiPhone/iPad

PDF in report background

A PDF cannot be used in background image of the report.
Versions 21 and later
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server code

Print in PDF/A-1b format

  • The transparency of images is not supported:
    • If the image contains a transparent background in its format, the image will be drawn on a white background.
    • If the "Transparent magenta" color is used, the image rendering may differ in the generated PDF.
  • The "Opentype" fonts are not supported because the "Opentype" fonts cannot be incorporated in the generated PDF.
  • All fonts use must be incorporated in the generated PDF and they must contain all displayed characters.
    • In Windows, if characters are missing, the substitution font used is "Arial Unicode ms".
    • In Linux, if characters are missing, an error is displayed.
Tip: How to find out whether the print in PDF/1-1b format is correct?
  • If the print is performed from a report, you have the ability to enable the GUI errors specific to this format ("Options" tab in the description window of the report, "Enable the errors specific to the PDF/A-1b export" option).
  • During a dynamic audit, the errors specific to the PDF/A-1b management are detected and displayed.
New in version 21
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server code

Print in PDF/A-1b format

  • The transparency of images is not supported:
    • If the image contains a transparent background in its format, the image will be drawn on a white background.
    • If the "Transparent magenta" color is used, the image rendering may differ in the generated PDF.
  • The "Opentype" fonts are not supported because the "Opentype" fonts cannot be incorporated in the generated PDF.
  • All fonts use must be incorporated in the generated PDF and they must contain all displayed characters.
    • In Windows, if characters are missing, the substitution font used is "Arial Unicode ms".
    • In Linux, if characters are missing, an error is displayed.
Tip: How to find out whether the print in PDF/1-1b format is correct?
  • If the print is performed from a report, you have the ability to enable the GUI errors specific to this format ("Options" tab in the description window of the report, "Enable the errors specific to the PDF/A-1b export" option).
  • During a dynamic audit, the errors specific to the PDF/A-1b management are detected and displayed.
WINDEVWEBDEV - Server code

Print in PDF/A-1b format

  • The transparency of images is not supported:
    • If the image contains a transparent background in its format, the image will be drawn on a white background.
    • If the "Transparent magenta" color is used, the image rendering may differ in the generated PDF.
  • The "Opentype" fonts are not supported because the "Opentype" fonts cannot be incorporated in the generated PDF.
  • All fonts use must be incorporated in the generated PDF and they must contain all displayed characters.
    • In Windows, if characters are missing, the substitution font used is "Arial Unicode ms".
    • In Linux, if characters are missing, an error is displayed.
Tip: How to find out whether the print in PDF/1-1b format is correct?
  • If the print is performed from a report, you have the ability to enable the GUI errors specific to this format ("Options" tab in the description window of the report, "Enable the errors specific to the PDF/A-1b export" option).
  • During a dynamic audit, the errors specific to the PDF/A-1b management are detected and displayed.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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