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How To: Set a custom printer page size in ArcMap

Summary

A custom printer page size can be set by way of the Windows printer properties. The availability of custom page sizes depends on the Windows driver.

Procedure

This procedure is not available in ArcMap 8.0.1 or 8.0.2.

  • ArcMap 9.x and above
    1. Click File > Page and Print Setup.

    2. Click the printer Name drop-down list and select a printer.

    Turn off either the 'Scale map elements proportionally to changes in page size' option or 'Use Printer Paper Settings' option so the existing map is not affected.

    3. Click the Properties button. This opens the Windows printer driver properties for the currently selected printer.

    4. Set the custom page. This varies from driver to driver. Consult the manufacturer's documentation for specific instructions.
    This is a sample custom page size dialog box for the Windows driver for the HP DesignJet 5000PS. 

    Availability depends on the printer's Windows driver.

    [O-Image] Setting custom printer page size in ArcMap
    5. Click OK on the Properties dialog box. The custom printer page size appears on the Page and Print Setup dialog box.
  • ArcMap 8.x
    1. Click File > Page Setup.

    2. Select a printer and the Windows printer engine. A different printer engine can be selected later; however, the custom printer page size must be set using the Windows printer engine and driver.

    Turn off either the 'Scale map elements proportionally to changes in page size' option or 'Same as Printer' option so the existing map is not affected. Click OK once completed.

    3. Click File > Print and click the printer engine Properties button.

    4. Set the custom page. This varies from driver to driver. Consult the manufacturer's documentation for specific instructions.
    This is a sample custom page size dialog box for the Windows driver for the HP DesignJet 5000PS. 

    Availability depends on the printer's Windows driver.

    [O-Image] Setting custom printer page size in ArcMap
    5. Click OK on the Properties dialog box.

    6. Click Cancel on the Print dialog box.

    The custom printer page size appears in the Printer setup information on Page Setup. The Windows printer engine, the PostScript, or the ArcPress printer engine can now be used for printing.

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