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1779856 - Exporting Crystal report to PDF generates multiple blank pages.


  • Exporting Crystal reports to PDF generates multiple blank pages.
  • Exported copy of PDF consists of alternate blank pages or second page as blank.


Crystal Reports 2008

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a Crystal report and place multiple fields on the report canvas.
  2. Add OLE Object to the report in Page footer or Page header. This OLE Object could be present in any of the inserted section as well.
  3. Resize the OLE Object to extend beyond the page width.
  4. Refresh the report and export it to PDF.

Note: The exported copy of PDF will contain multiple blank pages.


When an OLE object extends beyond page width it creates a horizontal page break.


Resize the OLE object to fit in the page width.


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Crystal Reports 2008 V0 ; Crystal Reports 2008 V1