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1763577 - PDF file inserted as an OLE Object shrinks in preview


  • Adobe PDF file is inserted into a report as an OLE object
  • Report previews well in the report designer
  • When the report is run in a VS .NET application the PDF is shrunk to 25% or less of it's actual size


  • Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010
  • Visual Studio 2010

Reproducing the Issue

  • Install Adobe Reader version 10.x
  • Create an application in VS 2010 that runs a report with a PDF inserted as an OLE object


  • Adobe Reader version 10.x has a new option: Enable Protected Mode at startup


    • Disable the option "Enable Protected Mode at startup"shrink.jpg



CR2010 2010 CR4VS2010 CR4VS VS2010 NET2010 Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 4.0 crforvs 13 shrunk small minimized , KBA , BI-DEV-NET-SDK , .NET SDK / COM SDK , Problem


SAP Crystal Reports, developer version for Microsoft Visual Studio