A Report Generates Many (Duplicate) Pages When a Watermark is Inserted

(Doc ID 2330753.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 11, 2017

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 10.1.3.4.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

in EBS 12.2.5 (XML Publisher 10.1.3.4.2)

1. An RTF layout template successfully generates an expected 8 page PDF output from both the BI Publisher Desktop and the EBS application.

2. But when a Watermark is added (MS Word native 'canned' watermark), and using that same data sample:
- from the BIP Desktop a 15 page PDF output is generated
- from EBS a 17 page PDF output is generated

3. The RTF template is 6 pages having multiple Header and Footer types:
Header section 1
Footer section 1

Header section 2
Footer section 2

First Page Header section 4
First Page Footer section 4

First Page Header section 5
First Page Footer section 5

First Page Header section 6
First Page Footer section 6

Cause

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