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Format Changes when Exporting to PDF

I am running Crystal Reports XI. When I export a report to Adobe, the PDF seems to use a slightly different font so that the layout isn't quite right. When, instead, I print a report to Adobe, the PDF looks exactly like what's on my screen. I have a requirement, now, to export rather than print to Adobe. Anyone have any ideas on how to overcome the font / layout issue when exporting to PDF?

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Hi Nancy,

When exporting to PDF format, the fonts will shrink to ensure text are not truncated. Since you want the font size to stay the same, you can add a registry key to Crystal Reports XI that will keep the same font size when exporting to PDF format.

Create the following registry key to prevent the crxf_pdf.dll from decreasing the font size:

1. Click Start > Run. Type "regedit".

2. In the Registry Editor window, create the following keys for Crystal Reports XI with the defined values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Business Objects\Suite 11.0\Crystal Reports\Export\PDF\ForceLargerFonts


Recognized Values: 0,1

Default Value: 1

Creation Method: manual

3. Set the registry key values to 1

Now, when exporting to PDF format, the font will stay the same size.

For further information on this, consult the SAP Note 1220516.

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