WYSIWYG print preview
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The Print Preview window is a "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) display.  Using the print preview helps you to decide whether you need to adjust column widths, font sizes, or other features, all without wasting ink cartridges or paper.

There are several features which make the print preview useful:

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The left and right, up and down scrolling buttons allow you to see all pages of the report.  The page numbers in the middle show the page down and page across numbers.  This example is page one down and page five across.

Tip:  To continuously scroll, press and hold the button down until you reach the desired page.

 

2 The page scale feature allows you to see more or less of the report on your screen.  Remember also that the entire print preview window can be sized larger or smaller just like any other sizable window.

The whole page option scales the preview so that you can see the complete page within the window.  The page width option scales the preview so that you can see the entire width of the report within the window.  The page height option scales the preview so that you can see the entire height of the report within the window.

3 The paper size feature lets you match the size of paper in your printer to the size of the preview.
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When using paper with a custom size, use the width and height items to match your paper's dimensions.

If you want to specify your dimensions in US Customary units (inches) or metric units (millimeters), you can use the Customize Setting window to change how units are specified. See the document Choosing measurement units for reports and labels.

 

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Your report's orientation is set using this print preview feature; it is not set using the portrait/landscape option under printer settings.

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See also

   Basic steps for printing specimen reports

   Tips for printing great looking reports

   Choosing a report style

   Defining report style fonts

   Defining report style borders and shading

   Defining report style options

   Defining report style margins

   Graphics in printed reports

   Printing reports

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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