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[CLOSED]More White-space on pages of a PDF report after Upgrading to WebFOCUS 8

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March 10, 2016, 05:40 PM
[CLOSED]More White-space on pages of a PDF report after Upgrading to WebFOCUS 8
I was just wondering if anybody else has encountered this issue. We have a PDF report that is doing a Page-Break with NOSPLIT to keep items grouped together when possible. This report has been used for several years now. In the WebFOCUS 7.7 environment, the report produces 193 PDF pages. In the WeboFOCUS 8.1 environment, the report produces 271 PDF pages. More of the pages have a lot more white-space left on them after converting to WebFOCUS 8. And items that were printed on a separate page could have easily fit on the previous page. Is there anyway to control the Page-Break behavior and make this report render like it did with WebFOCUS 7?


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Windows, All Outputs
March 10, 2016, 09:44 PM
Are you using your own Stylesheet or the default one? I'm wondering if you run the report without the Stylesheet, will it reduce the number of pages it generates?

WebFOCUS 8206, Unix, Windows
March 11, 2016, 09:58 AM
Kevin W
On a side topic, I'm still a fan of PRINTPLUS=ON when generating a PDF. It cuts down on white space.

WebFOCUS 7.7.05 (Someday 8)
Windows 7, All Outputs
In Focus since 1983.
March 11, 2016, 10:19 AM
I agree Kevin W, I always try to have PRINTPLUS combined with FILECOMPRESS when generating PDF, which cuts down on file size.

WebFOCUS 8105m
Windows 7, All Outputs

Member of the Benelux Usergroup
March 11, 2016, 01:49 PM
Did you try to set the number of lines to something very high? LINES = 9999

Worth trying perhaps.

Vivian Perlmutter
Aviter, Inc.

WebFOCUS Keysheet Rel. 8.0.2
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Focus since 1982
WebFOCUS since the beginning

March 14, 2016, 04:16 AM
have you tried using the new


From the "help" :

The syntax is:


Inserts system-generated blank lines as well as empty data lines. OFF is the default value.

Removes system-generated blank lines within the body of the report, for example, before and after subheads. In addition, certain data lines that may be blank and appear as blank lines on the report output will be removed from the output. BODY is a synonym for ON.

Removes the blank lines between headings and titles and between the report body and the footing. Works in positioned formats (PDF, PS, DHTML, PPT) when a request has a border or backcolor StyleSheet attribute anywhere in the report.

Provides both the ON and HEADING behaviors.

WF: > going
March 14, 2016, 01:18 PM
Kevin W
Thanks SWES, I will have to try FILECOMPRESS. Most of our PDFs, being for human consumption, are not that huge. However, SharePoint server space is at a premium so this technique may help.

WebFOCUS 7.7.05 (Someday 8)
Windows 7, All Outputs
In Focus since 1983.