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Error "The dimensions of this page are out-of-range. Page content might be truncated." When Generating a PDF with tabcmd on Tableau Server


Published: 20 Aug 2019
Last Modified Date: 22 Aug 2019

Issue

When using tabcmd to export PDF of a long report sheet with unspecified page size, the page is printed outside the margins. Adobe acrobat will report the following error:

"The dimensions of this page are out-of-range. Page content might be truncated."

Environment

  • Tableau Server
  • Adobe Acrobat

Resolution

Open the generated PDF in a web browser such as Google Chrome rather than Adobe Acrobat.

Cause

This is not an issue with Tableau Server. Adobe Acrobat has a file size limit of 200 inches vertically. If a report is generated longer than that page width (by using unspecified as a page size) then Adobe Acrobat will be unable to render the report correctly. 

 
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