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Oracle BI Publisher Bookbinding Is Corrupting the Generated Report (Doc ID 2857391.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2022

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 12.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When an Overlay Template is applied in a Report generated by BIP the pages all become unreadable.

When an Overlay is applied to the PDF  the headers/footers are backwards text.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

1- Download and from

2- Unzip them under C:\BIP\Bookbinder for example

3- Navigate to C:\BIP\Bookbinder\Bookbinder Example\Example1 - Simple merge plus front page\

4- Java.exe is in C:\temp\java

5- JAVA_HOME = C:\temp\java

6- Open Windows command line and run:




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