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  • Blog Post: Complex scripts in PDF

    There is currently a bug in our SQL Server 2005 PDF renderer which may cause it to generate incorrect glyphs for text in a complex left-to-right script.  The reason this occurs is that we need to embed font glyph indices and metric information into the PDF document.  For text in a right-to...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 SP2 Cumulative Update 4 is available

    The latest SQL Server 2005 SP2 Cumulative Update (CU4) is now available .  You can get it by calling into customer support or by making an online request .   There are two fixes in the feature areas I own that are included in this update: (Bug ID 50001816) When you export a SQL Server 2005...
  • Blog Post: Rendering reports via Url Access

    Querying Reporting Services for a report couldn't be easier with Url Access ( http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms153586.aspx ).  For example: String report = "/Folder/Report" ; String filename = "Report.pdf" ; List < KeyValuePair < String , String >> parameters...
  • Blog Post: Unit testing a Katmai Reporting Services renderer

    I am in the process of documenting the way my Katmai unit tests work. There’s nothing inventive about them – they are straightforward and meant to get the job done. I use the VSTS unit runner which works though not particularly well. I do not go through the machinations of using and keeping up to date...
  • Blog Post: Reporting Services: PDF Renderer FAQ, part 2

    This is a continuation of my work on FAQ for the PDF renderer. A compiled version of these postings will will live at http://blogs.msdn.com/donovans/pages/reporting-services-pdf-renderer-faq.aspx . File Size Why are the PDFs exported from the Win/WebForms control so large? Compression of the PDF document...
  • Blog Post: Reporting Services: PDF Renderer FAQ, part 1

    I am working on a FAQ for rendering to PDF in Reporting Services. This is my first installment, centered around font issues. A compiled version of these postings will will live at http://blogs.msdn.com/donovans/pages/reporting-services-pdf-renderer-faq.aspx . Fonts Have you first looked at our 'Designing...
  • Blog Post: Reporting Services: PDF Renderer FAQ

    Fonts Have you first looked at our 'Designing for PDF Output' documentation? Reporting Services 2000: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa178934(SQL.80).aspx Reporting Services 2005: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms159713.aspx Reporting Services 2008: http://technet...
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