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Margin settings and pageStyle

edited August 2011 in General
Dear RB team,

I find it rather strange that you apply the margin settings of a report
also to the pagestyle components.
This somehow breaks the idea of what a pagestyle is.
It should be something that is draw in the background of every page.
When I want a top margin of 4 cm for the report to prevent from printing
into a logo, I do not want to limit myself to not be able to put a logo
in the pagestyle within the first 4 cm on top of each page.

Alternatively we would want to allow negativ coordinates like
Top = -3 cm to compensate the high top margin, but this is also not

Do I miss something or is this a real limitation?
It blocks our model of using pagestyles for background information.




  • edited August 2011
    The page style is designed to print as a background layer on the page. Like
    the other bands, it represents the printable area of the page (the are
    inside the margins). The page style was not meant to be a different layout
    representation, it is not meant to print on a different part of the page
    than the foreground layer. (If it worked in the manner you described, we
    would have customers reporting that it did not work correctly because
    elements placed at the top would be truncated on the print out because most
    printers have an unprintable area - typically 1/4 inch margin around the

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors

    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
  • edited August 2011

    I still have the feeling we are either doing something generally wrong
    or there is a misunderstanding between us.
    Lets take a simple report that should be printed on corpoarte paper.
    The report consists of a detail band only and lists some customer names.
    As the corporate paper has a logo printed on the top right corner, we
    need to make sure we set the top margin to 1.5 inch.
    This is not the printer-specific margin of 1/4 inch, it is a lot more to
    avoid the detail band printing to start too high.
    Do you say we should leave all report margins to 1/4 inch and add an
    empty title band with a fixed height of 1.5-1/4 inch to add some blank
    Imagine I would love to print something into left upper left corner of
    the page, next to the preprinted logo. If I use a margin of 1.5 inch,
    this is not possible as it would be outside the printable area.
    Does it mean in our case the best would be to always leave the margins
    at 1/4 inch and handle the rest with additional bands?

    Thanks for your support.


    Am 31.08.2011 18:52, schrieb Nard Moseley (Digital Metaphors):
  • edited September 2011

    I understand what you describe, and thank you for the feedback. There is
    currently nothing in ReportBuilder to manage that type of scenario. I think
    if the designer rendered the page style behind the layout area, then it
    would solve this type of issue because the user could see that there is a
    logo at the top right. That would be a really cool feature to add to a
    future release.

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors

    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
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