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[v9] How to remove the background in the external_layout (header)?

Anabela Damas
on 7/15/16, 5:28 AM 789 views


I'm facing a issue with the company header, the  company info is using a lot of space and in the invoices the information of the client is covered by the header. 

It is possible to inherit the external layout and out the background transparent ?


Nikunj Antala
On 7/16/16, 1:03 AM

Hello Anabela,

For decrease header space i think you may not need to change into external layout.

you can decrease Top Margin (mm) and header_spacing from Paper Formate as per your need. from "Settings >> Technical >> Reports >> Paper Format"

And if you want to set-up by code then create new paper format as per your need and link with your report.


For create New paper Format:

<record id="paperformat_custom" model="report.paperformat">

    <field name="name">European A4</field>

     <field name="default" eval="True" />

     <field name="format">A4</field>

     <field name="page_height">0</field>

     <field name="page_width">0</field>

     <field name="orientation">Portrait</field>

     <field name="margin_top">40</field>

     <field name="margin_bottom">23</field>

     <field name="margin_left">7</field>

     <field name="margin_right">7</field>

     <field name="header_line" eval="False" />

     <field name="header_spacing">35</field>

     <field name="dpi">90</field>


For link-up existing paper format with report:

<record id="<report_id>" model="ir.actions.report.xml">

     <field name="paperformat_id" ref="paperformat_custom"/>


Hope this helps.

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Asked: 7/15/16, 5:28 AM
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