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FIX: Error Message "Report Width Is Larger Than the Paper Width" on Exporting Data Report

Article ID: 253555

Article Last Modified on 8/7/2007


  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition

This article was previously published under Q253555


When you attempt to export a report from the Microsoft DataReport designer, you receive the following error message:

Report width is larger than the paper width.

This error usually occurs when the report you are trying to export is laid out for Landscape orientation printing.


The DataReport designer expects a page size of 8.5 x 11 inches laid out in a Portrait orientation. Exporting the report to a text file or an HTML file in Landscape orientation does not work properly because of this limitation.


There is currently no workaround for this problem in releases prior to Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 4.

This behavior no longer occurs with the version of the DataReport that ships with the latest service pack for Visual Studio 6.0.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This bug was corrected in the latest service pack for Visual Studio 6.0.

For additional information about Visual Studio service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why

194295 HOWTO: Tell That a Visual Studio Service Pack Is Installed

To download the latest Visual Studio service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

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