How to Fix Sage Report Designer Error

Fix Sage Report Designer Error

The Sage 50 Accounting software is highly rated by businesses and professionals for its comprehensive reporting tools. It generates a wide array of reports to help businesses evaluate their performance. These reports let them compare the actual revenues and expenses of their businesses to the budgeted amounts. They can analyze these comprehensive reports and explore opportunities to boost revenue, reduce costs and expand the horizon of their businesses. 

Sage Report Designer is a tool used by entrepreneurs to create new letters, report formats, and names. However, many users of Sage have informed us that they have been troubled by the ‘Sage Report Designer error ‘while viewing or printing a report. If you are one of them, we can be of help. In this blog, we will provide multiple solutions to this common issue. 

Let’s proceed then!

What Causes the Sage Report Designer Error ?

Some prominent causes of the ‘Sage Report Designer error‘ are mentioned below-

  • The images/pictures  are of higher resolution
  • The file size is too big
  • If the save printer settings are set to false
  • If you are not using the default printer as the printer driver,

How to Resolve the Sage Report Designer Error ?

Here, we are providing multiple solutions to resolve this common issue-

Total Time: 30 minutes

🔹 Verify the File Size and the Image Resolution

Check if the resolution of the pictures and images used in the report is on the higher side. You should also check if the file size of the report is not too big. If the report includes an image with a higher resolution, check if you can replace it with another one with a lower resolution. Similarly, see if you can make the document size a bit ‘modest’.

🔹 Check your Printer Settings

🔹 Open the Sage Report Designer
🔹 Launch the document 
🔹 Navigate to the Report Explorer pane
🔹 Choose Properties 
🔹 Now, set Save Printer Settings to False.
🔹 Go to the File section
🔹 Select Save.

🔹 Refresh the Printer Driver set as ‘Default’

🔹 Press the Windows + R keys together on your keyboard
🔹 Now, type control printers in the search box 
🔹 Note the default printer name for immediate reference.
🔹 Now, right-click on the other printers and select ‘Set as the default printer’.
🔹 Start the Sage application 
🔹 Check the document.
🔹 Shut the Sage software.
🔹 Press the Windows + R keys once again.
🔹 In the search box, type control printers 
🔹 Right-click on the default printer.
🔹 Now, select the default printer as your printer.
🔹 Start Sage again and check if you are getting the error message.

We hope the steps mentioned above will help if you are looking to fix the ‘Sage Report Designer error ‘.If you need more information about this or any other matter related to Sage 50, you should consult 1800 964 3096 with some authorized Sage professionals.

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How to Print a Sage 50 Report?

Please follow the procedure mentioned below-
🔹 Open Sage 50 
🔹 Open your company.
🔹 Go to the Reports & Forms menu
🔹 Choose the Report area
🔹 The window named Select a Report or Form will appear on your screen
🔹 Select your report
🔹 Click on the Print button
🔹 Set any of the Filter options as per your requirement
🔹 Click OK to print
🔹 The Print dialogue box would appear on your screen
🔹 Click OK to start printing the report.

What are the causes of the “Sage 50 Cannot Create Report’ Error?

Many technical issues may lead to this issue.  Here, we are listing a few prominent –
🔹 The user logging in does not have the complete admin rights to access the program path
🔹 Damaged printer driver
🔹 The Sage 50 E-mail Writer has been set as the default Windows printer

What are Audit Trail Reports in Sage 50?

The Audit Trail Report is a reporting feature to help the users find out and resolve errors. It provides them with a chronological listing of all the modifications made in their company files. The Audit Trail Report shows the date and time of such modifications, along with the information of the user who made these changes. The Audit Trail mentions unique customizable columns so that you can pinpoint data errors.
When you run this report, you may opt to view a detailed breakdown or to view a summary of the audit trail. The breakdown would show each line forming a transaction ( termed ‘double-entry’ in accounting parlance). Whereas, the summary would display a high-level view of all the transactions made.

What is the Procedure to Import the Sage 100 Intelligence Reports?

Here are the sequential steps to follow-
🔹 Right click on the Home object under the Object window and then choose Import 🔹 Reporter under the Toolbar Menu. 
🔹 Click on the Tools option 
🔹 Select Import Report
🔹 Specify the report you want to import (with the .al_extension)
🔹 Click Open
🔹 Go to the Import Report window
🔹 Select the Target Connection or the Connector
🔹 Select the Report Destination (the folder) from the drop-down list
🔹 Now, click on the Import option
🔹 Click OK
🔹 Go to the Toolbar Menu
🔹 Click on Action 
🔹 Select the Refresh option

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