Workaround: How to configure PDF output for Rational Reporting for Document Generation (RRDG)
Edgar Velazquez Mar
Last Updated: September 14, 2012
Build Basis: Rational Requirements Composer 4.0 and 184.108.40.206
How to configure PDF output for Rational Reporting for Document Generation (RRDG).
Why does the output of ‘Print to PDF’ look very different from the Microsoft Word output? The PDF engine used by default is not based on the Microsoft Word output. You can configure the PDF engine by changing the fronting.properties file.
When printing an artifact, Rational Requirements Composer uses an older PDF engine by default. This is a more stable engine for very large reports (over 1500 pages); however, the output is not as good as the the output from the new PDF engine, which is the same one that is used for Word.
To configure the PDF Output of the Reporting service (RRDG), you need to change the fronting.properties file:
This file is used to enable the New PDF engine for printing artifacts to PDF. By default this value is set to true.
com.ibm.rdm.fronting.server.publish.useOldPDFEngineAsDefault is used to set the default value of the variable
Use old PDF generator (for reports over 3000 pages) in the report wizard. By default, this value is set to
You also need to configure
com.ibm.rdm.fronting.server.publish.Font and specify the name of the font to be used to generate the reports with the old PDF engine. It is suggested that you select a font that contains the characters for your language (e.g., for Japanese, you should specify a font that supports the desired Kanjis).
If you want to customize the paper size for the PDF and Word reports you must use the property
com.ibm.rdm.fronting.server.publish.PaperSize and specify the paper size name according to https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/RRCUsingRRDGReports#Paper_Size_dimensions
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