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Cannot Save Report as PDF on Mac with Crossover

Post by glio » 13 Feb 2020 18:40

I am using FHv6.2 with Crossover v19 on a Mac. I cannot work out how to enable Save Report as PDF. When selected I do not get a requester box for destination of the file. FH appears to create the file but it does not appear anywhere on my computer. I can save the report as HTML (with graphics) & rtf or txt (without graphics). Any ideas please.
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Re: Cannot Save Report as PDF on Mac with Crossover

Post by Valkrider » 13 Feb 2020 18:53

Have you installed PDFwriter as mentioned in Knowledge Base > Printing and PDF?

The FH PDF Printer does not work as explained in Knowledge Base > Reported Problems.

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Re: Cannot Save Report as PDF on Mac with Crossover

Post by glio » 14 Feb 2020 11:59

I have tried FH novapdf, which wouldn't install. Then I tried BullzipPDFPrinter, which needed .NET Framework v 4 which stalled at the start of the install process. Have also now tried PDFWriter but the install stops when it tries to install .NET Framework.
I'm using MacOS Catalina 10.15.3
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Re: Cannot Save Report as PDF on Mac with Crossover

Post by tatewise » 14 Feb 2020 12:11

As explained in the Knowledge Base references given yesterday, you cannot install any of those Windows based PDF Printer Drivers within Crossover.

You must install the Mac version of such PDF Printer Drivers as https://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfwriterformac/ at the Catalina OS level (not inside Crossover) and then use the FH Print commands.
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Re: Cannot Save Report as PDF on Mac with Crossover

Post by mjashby » 14 Feb 2020 15:29

Geoff,

I use the native MacOS app VipRiser - https://onflapp.wordpress.com/vipriser/ - mainly because it's still maintained unlike the other Mac options which have not been updated for years because there is little/no real need for a pure PDF Printer Driver on MacOS when running native apps.

The basic PDF printer functions in VipRiser are provided as 'freeware' (presumably because, for most Mac users, such a facility is completely unnecessary), but there is an advertised pay-ware add-on which provides 'advanced' PDF management features which you can just ignore. Have never seen any prompts to purchase after the initial install.

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Re: Cannot Save Report as PDF on Mac with Crossover

Post by glio » 26 Feb 2020 15:53

Mervyn,

Many thanks. I have only just got round to installing VIPRiser and it works beautifully.

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