PDF Reports

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You can create PDF report. To achieve this, you must define a Procedure object with visual output and configure the following: 




Acrobat Reader (or any other PDF viewer) must be installed on the client.

Page sizes

All the page sizes that can be used in GeneXus are supported:

Type Measures
Letter 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Office 8 1/2 x 14 inches
Executive 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches
A4 210 x 297 mm
A5 148 x 210 mm
B5 182 x 257 mm
Envelope #9 3 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches
Envelope #10 10 4 1/8 x 9 ½ inches
Envelope DL 110 x 220mm
Envelope C5 162 x 229 mm
Envelope B5 176 x 250 mm
Envelope Monarch 3.875 x 7.5 inches
User Size  


They are not automatically embedded in the generated PDF, so if you need to embed a specific font please read: How to embed a font in the pdf.

For supported fonts, see How to use Cyrillic characters in a PDF?


PDF report settings should be configured in the PDFReport.ini file.

Set the following PDFReport.ini properties to generate a PDF file with a fixed page size such as A3, A4, Letter.

  • LeftMargin = 0
  • TopMargin = 0

By default, PDF files are generated using version 1.4.

If your Knowledge Base has the Java Generator as Environment, you can configure the library you want to use to generate the PDF reports. To do this, you must set the appropriate value in the  PDF Reports Library property.

See Also

Web printing on client printer (without an applet)
SAC # 34500