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Styles do not render correctly in PDF



When exporting report content to PDF, the PDF output is lacking the style information for colors, borders, and formatting of text. 

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

Click 'Export to PDF' button on Report Definition and view results.

Root Cause

A defect or configuration issue in the operating environment. The server hosting PRPC was using the file encoding, "ANSI_X3.4-1968". This file encoding was causing problems with the UTF-8 based style content. 


Make the following change to the operating environment:

​Change the file encoding of the JVM by setting the generic JVM argument '-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8'. 


Published September 30, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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