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It is a quite common requirement for implementation consultants to create print formats (PLD) document in 'TEST System' and get approval from client and wish to transfer the same layouts to 'LIVE System'
This wiki explains you the steps behind this.

  1. Login to the Test DB and open the PLD you wish to copy. 
  2. Click on menu 'Print Layout Designer' and select 'Display Hidden Fields'
  3. Click on menu 'Print Layout Designer' and select 'Display Hidden Fields' 
  4. Go to Edit Menu and select 'Select All'
  5. Copy All the fields (select copy from Edit Menu)
  6. Click on Administration and select Choose Company and login to the Live DB.
  7. Note: Do not Logoff from the Test DB)
  8. Open the PLD in Live DB. Click on menu 'Print Layout Designer' and select 'Display Hidden Fields'
  9. Go to Edit Menu and select 'Select All'
  10. Delete All the fields
  11. Now Paste the fields which you copied from 'Test DB'.

Note:

Ensure that the Document Properties like Width, Height, Top Margin, Left Margin etc.., are same before pasting in 'Live DB'

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  1. unfortunately, the process described here is not as such supported, and certainly NOT recommended as it can lead to huge problems. to copy layouts, copy express should be used to ensure consistency.