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Footers and Page Break boundaries with print-to-PDF

Footers and Page Break boundaries with print-to-PDF

Footers and Page Break boundaries with print-to-PDF

My Issue:
My developed design sheets have been formatted so that they fit a consistent column and row size onto an 8.5x11 sheet. I've also included a footer with name, file, page number, etc.
When I go to print these to PDF, it *sometimes* clears the footer data and replaces with a single page number. In this case, the page breaks will also be adjusted 1-2 rows up/down. Basically, the formatting to fit it on 8.5x11 is adjusted by a minor amount at the time of print.

I can't figure out if this issue is:
A) A consequence of saving/formatting the initial file with a different printer (but same paper size) selected?
B) A consequence of making a copy of the file into my project folder and that clearing some original design choices?
C) A consequence of having my physical printer enabled as the most recent printer, and then switching to PDF, which causes the disruption?

Has anyone run into this issue? Could this be solved with VBA by ensuring page footers and breaks are there as part of the print process?

It's like a 2min fix in most cases, but one that happens frequently enough it has become annoying.

RE: Footers and Page Break boundaries with print-to-PDF

Seems like the obvious first step would be to try and correlate when the problem occurs with any potential change in system configuration.

Barring that, VBA might be a possible solution, but the VBA would likewise need to know what the target printer looks like from a print area standpoint.

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RE: Footers and Page Break boundaries with print-to-PDF

Th PDF needs to be configured by the Active Printer driver at the time it's printed if it had been configured by another printer.


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RE: Footers and Page Break boundaries with print-to-PDF

Exactly the problem Postscript was designed to solve. LATEX also takes a good shot at it. NeXT really did solve it as it used the same Postscript to display the document as print it so you got to see exactly how it would be on the page.

Not to worry, Microsoft has only had 30 years or so to figure this out. Give them time.

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