BASIC STEPS OVERVIEW
  1. Install the dummy printer driver for Microsoft XPS Document writer and name it DummyCRPrinter
  2. Open the report file in Crystal Reports and change something insignificant
  3. Go to File > Printer Setup > select the DummyCRPrinter from the drop-down and click OK
  4. Go to File > Save
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 if there are more than one report is affected
  6. Deploy the newly saved report(s) to machines that do not have the DummyCRPrinter installed

DETAILED STEPS
  1. In Windows 7, click on Start > Devices and Printers > Add a Printer > Add a Local Printer > Use an existing port > XPS port > Microsoft XPS Document Writer
  2. Select Use the current driver Installed > Enter printer name as DummyCRPrinter
  3. Do not share printer or set it as default, just keep clicking Next then Finish
  4. Open the affected report in the Crystal Reports Application
  5. On the Design tab, select and right click on any text field in the report and select Font
  6. Change the size, click OK then repeat step #5 and change it back and click OK (this will force the Crystal Reports application to detect that the report changed)
  7. Go to File > Printer Setup > select the DummyCRPrinter from the printer name drop-down and click OK
  8. Click File > Save then File > Close
  9. Repeat steps 4-8 if more than one report is affected
  10. The reports can now be deployed to machines that do not have the DummyCRPrinter installed
If you wish to test this on the same machine that you created the DummyCRPrinter on, then you will first need to delete that printer before testing the report.