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How to install Microsoft XPS viewer - no XPS viewer installed on Windows Server 2003. Unable to print preview reports.
Author: Reference Number: AA-00804 Views: 6266 Created: 24-03-2014 05:08 pm Last Updated: 10-12-2014 02:27 pm 0 Rating/ Voters


Unable to preview reports in 4D v13 + (or reports seem to start to preview but never preview)

Error message: 



Print preview not working.


No XPS printer installed.


1. Is the XPS viewer enabled in Windows features?

2. Install the XPS printer that always comes with Windows Vista and higher.:

  • Go to Devices and Printers and select 'Add a Printer'.
  • Select Local Printer.
  • Under the existing Port drop-down menu, select XPS Port.
  • Click next.
  • Select Microsoft, under manufacturer.
  • Select Microsoft XPS Document writer (if there's more than one version, select the latest).
  • Click Next ...

For Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 check Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack.


Other notes:


See also 4D Tech Tip: XPS Print Driver is required to run v13 on Windows Server 2003.

Custom Fields
  • Platform: Windows
  • 4D server version: 13.x
  • Synergist version: 10.7x and higher
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