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3258783 - How to change the PDF controller in SAP GUI


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SAPScript / SmartForm spools are viewed as PDF in SAP GUI.

However, the technology which handles the PDF in the SAP GUI Print Preview needs to be changed. This is needed, for example, due to the changes described in SAP Note 3058309 - "End of support for Internet Explorer by Microsoft - impact on SAP GUI for Windows".

This KBA article is not valid for ADS (Adobe Document Services) / IFbA (Interactive Forms by Adobe).



  • SAP NetWeaver
  • SAP S/4HANA on-premise all releases
  • SAP ABAP Platform all releases
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft WebView2


ABAP platform all versions ; SAP ERP all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA all versions


Optionen…, Lok. Layout anpassen , KBA , BC-CCM-PRN , Print and Output Management , BC-SRV-SCR , SAPscript , BC-SRV-SSF , Smart Forms , How To

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