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Background Patterns and exporting to PDF RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everybody,

    I have a report with a chart that utilizes both colors and background patterns to distinguish various pieces of data. The background patterns work great (they are very clear and provide excellent contrast) when viewed in the report viewer or printed straight from the report viewer.

    However, when I export to PDF, the background patterns become compressed and small, almost to the point of being too small to distinguish that there is a pattern at all. The result ends up being what appears to be just a different shade of the background color. This is particularly a problem when you then print the PDF on paper, since hatching patterns are similar to how printers create different shades in the first place.

    I am somewhat suspicious that this might have to do with resolution settings for PDF exports. If I could lower the resolution, perhaps the patterns would not become so tight and compressed. Below are examples of what I'm describing:

    Screenshot of the report viewer:

    Screenshot of the PDF:

    Thanks for any info or suggestions you can provide.

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:50 PM

Answers

  • Hi There

    I am not sure whether it could help you but you can try this option inside your reporting services Rsreportserver.config file please set HumanReadablePDF DeviceInfo parameter to true

    Note By default, the Rsreportserver.config file is located in the following folder:

    %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS10.<InstanceName>\Reporting Services\ReportServer

    You can also refer to the following article, it might give you some clues

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2282743

    Many thanks

    Syed Qazafi Anjum

    Please click "Mark as Answer" if this resolves your problem or "Vote as Helpful" if you find it helpful

    • Marked as answer by Lola Wang Friday, May 18, 2012 7:04 AM
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:56 PM

All replies

  • Hi There

    I am not sure whether it could help you but you can try this option inside your reporting services Rsreportserver.config file please set HumanReadablePDF DeviceInfo parameter to true

    Note By default, the Rsreportserver.config file is located in the following folder:

    %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS10.<InstanceName>\Reporting Services\ReportServer

    You can also refer to the following article, it might give you some clues

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2282743

    Many thanks

    Syed Qazafi Anjum

    Please click "Mark as Answer" if this resolves your problem or "Vote as Helpful" if you find it helpful

    • Marked as answer by Lola Wang Friday, May 18, 2012 7:04 AM
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:56 PM
  • Hello,

    I have also encountered the same issue, wondering if you have found any workaround for this?

    the solution suggested underneath is not working for me. Any help please.....

    Regards

    Sujay


    Sujay Chakraborty

    Monday, May 11, 2015 4:24 AM