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Brant asked on 04 Dec 2009, 02:54 PM
I have a web application that is not displaying the reports as designed in the report viewer.  They seem to print okay (except for 1), but the report viewer has everything all jumbled up.  Textboxes are no where near where they should be etc.  I am using Telerik Reporting Q2 2008.   Any ideas?

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answered on 04 Dec 2009, 04:23 PM
Hello Brant,

Generally speaking all supported export formats have their own limitations and peculiarities which are outlined in the Design Considerations for Report Rendering help section. Specifically the difference between HTML and PDF is bigger as the first one has no concept for physical pages and creates "logical" pages only, while the PDF is a fully blown page oriented format. You can refer to the above section for more info and explanation of both.
Please note the fact that overlapping items are not respected in HTML rendering and if you have such, it would produce unexpected results.

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answered on 04 Dec 2009, 04:29 PM
So any overlapping items in the report design will not show correctly in the report viewer in an aspx page but it will print fine?  If so, I can live with that.  Any idea if this will get solved down the road?
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answered on 04 Dec 2009, 04:51 PM
Hi Brant,

It cannot be solved due to the specifics of HTML, namely report items are located in different html table cells and as we know, table cells cannot overlap. This way if you have two (or more) overlapping items, the HTML rendering extension logic would try to move the item with bigger X/Y location to the right or down, so that it can position the item in a separate cell. In case of two or more items that have exactly the same locations only the first item is rendered, the others would not be rendered at all. Only in case there are no overlapping items the report layout is preserved as in the designer.

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