Specify the paper settings of a report

Paper settings set the paper orientation, the page size format, and the report margins for a report.

Each report defines these paper settings:
Orientation
Select Portrait or Landscape as the layout for the report.
Units
Specify whether to use centimeters or inches when defining the page size and margins for a report.
Page Size Format
Set the page size using either Standard sizes or Custom sizes. With standard, select the desired standard size from the list provided in the combobox. For custom, specify the height and width of the report.
Margins
Each page has four margins: top, bottom, left, right.

Paper Settings order of precedence

There are three areas which determine the paper settings for a report, listed here in the order of precedence:
  1. In the report application using reporting APIs.
  2. In the report design document (.4rp).
  3. GRW default values.

Set paper settings using the reporting APIs

A report application can use the reporting APIs to override the paper settings for an individual report.

Set paper settings for a report design document (.4rp)

The Genero Report Writer preferences specify the initial paper settings for a new report.
To change the paper settings:
  1. Open the report in Genero Report Designer.
  2. Select File > Report properties, Paper Settings.... The Paper Settings dialog opens.
  3. Set the desired orientation, units of measure, page size format, and margin settings for the report.
    Tip: To set the paper settings to the current values set in the Paper Settings Configuration of the local Genero Report Writer, click Load from Default.
  4. Click OK to save your settings and close the Paper Settings dialog.

Set paper setting preferences for GRW

The Paper Settings Configuration page sets the default paper settings for all new reports.

  1. Select Tools > Preferences, Report Writer, Paper Settings.
  2. Set the desired orientation, units of measure, page size format, and margin settings.
    Tip: To set the paper settings to the installation default values, click Load from Default.
  3. Click Apply to save your preferences.
  4. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog.

Once created, the paper settings for a report are stored as part of the report design document (.4rp). Changes to the Paper Settings Configuration have no effect on existing reports.