Making a Report with a Page Background Image or Watermark?

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  1. briankb
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    Posted 01 May 2009 Link to this post

    I've searched and found a few entries on Watermark but I wanted to confirm that the latest version of Telerik Reporting does not support Page Backgrounds or Watermarks. Is that true?

    I'm trying to create a single page report that has a background created by our graphic designers. It will be a printable certificate with the name of the recipient as one of the few dynamic text elements. I haven't had any luck getting this to work.
  2. Steve
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    Posted 04 May 2009 Link to this post

    Hi briankb,

    All of the report sections support images as backgrounds. So in the best case scenario if you're using only the detail section, your designer can send you the image with dimensions suitable according to your page settings i.e. the media it is going to be printed/export to. If you're using other sections as well, you can split the original image into several pieces depending on the other section's dimensions.

    Kind regards,
    Steve
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  4. briankb
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    Posted 05 May 2009 Link to this post

    I added a PNG (make in Photoshop to 8x10.5" @ 300dpi) and added it as the background to the details then as the page background. In both cases it rendered as expected in Preview but the HTMLPreview distorted the background image and stretched it so only a corner was showing and the rest was off screen. Basically it looks like the background image was zoomed in x4.

    What specs should the background image for the page have so it renders correctly in HTMLPreview and on the web page?
  5. Chavdar
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    Posted 06 May 2009 Link to this post

    Hi briankb,

    Usually the browsers display images with the default screen resolution which is 96dpi. In this way if the image has a greater resolution, e.g. 300dpi as it is in your case, then its width and height become larger 300 / 96 = 3.125  times than the actual size. I believe that this is the problem and to fix it you just have to use images with 96dpi.

    Hope this helps.

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  6. Steve
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    Posted 05 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Brian,

    This is just a quick follow up to let you know that we've introduced Watermark functionality in the Q3 2011 release.

    Kind regards,
    Steve
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