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What are some general output issues and solutions when working with ArcInfo Workstation?


This document contains links to other ESRI Knowledge Base documents that discuss many of the general issues faced when creating output (plotting, printing or exporting) a map from ArcInfo workstation.

This document not does apply to ArcGIS Desktop printing or exporting.

ArcPress Issues
· Improve ArcPress rasterization performance
<a href='' target='_blank'>How To: Improve ArcPress for ArcInfo Workstation performance</a>
· ArcPress printing of transparent (non-opaque) images
<a href='' target='_blank'>Problem: Transparent fills print solid</a>
· ArcPress produces blank sheets of paper
<a href='' target='_blank'>Problem: ArcPress only prints blank pieces of paper</a>
· ArcPress prints too dark
<a href='' target='_blank'>How To: Lighten or calibrate ArcPress color</a>
· ArcPress aborts during rasterization
<a href='' target='_blank'>Problem: ArcPress crashes during raster processing</a>

ArcInfo Workstation POSTSCRIPT Issues
· ArcInfo Workstation POSTSCRIPT will not print through ArcPress nor import into ARCPLOT
<a href='' target='_blank'>How To: Verify the PostScript or ArcInfo metafile is not corrupt for printing or ArcPress processing</a>
· PostScript - saving paper on many HP large format printers
<a href='' target='_blank'>How To: Save paper when printing with POSTSCRIPT</a>

ArcInfo Workstation Text, Color and Symbology Output Issues
· Where are ArcInfo Workstation SYMBOLSETS located?
<a href='' target='_blank'>FAQ: Where are the ArcInfo SYMBOLSETS located?</a>
· Display SYMBOLSETS in ArcPlot using the SYMBOLDUMP command
<a href='' target='_blank'>How To: Display SYMBOLSETS in ArcPlot using the SYMBOLDUMP command</a>
· Altering annotations characteristics
<a href='' target='_blank'>How To: Change ArcInfo workstation annotation characteristics</a>
· Lines and Shades appear transparent or streaky
<a href='' target='_blank'>Problem: Lines and shades appear transparent or streaky</a>
· Shades plot at inconsistent sizes
<a href='' target='_blank'>Problem: SHADETYPE STIPPLE produces shading with inconsistent sizes</a>
· Text or Markers either do not plot or plot in an incorrect location
<a href='' target='_blank'>Problem: Text or Markers either do not appear or are in the wrong location</a>
· Hardcopy with unwanted horizontal stripes and unexpected shading
<a href='' target='_blank'>Problem: Maps print with horizontal banding and unexpected shading</a>
· Colors in hardcopy are different from the metafile
<a href='' target='_blank'>Problem: HPGL2/RTL: shades plotted with wrong color for maps containing images</a>

Other output issues with ArcInfo Workstation
· Identifying the driver(s) used by the Arc command PLOT
<a href='' target='_blank'>FAQ: How do I identify the driver(s) used by the Arc command PLOT?</a>
· Long maps get clipped by the plotter when plotting with HPGL2
<a href='' target='_blank'>Problem: Plotting long plots with HPGL2 get clipped by the plotter</a>
· Plotting files that are too wide for the plotter
<a href='' target='_blank'>Problem: Map is clipped or cropped when printing directly from ARCINFO</a>
· Re-scaling an already existing metafile (.gra or mapcomposition)
<a href='' target='_blank'>FAQ: Can the scale of an existing metafile be increased or decreased on output in ARCINFO?</a>
· Importing a metafile (.gra or map composition) into another software package
<a href='' target='_blank'>FAQ: Can a .GRA or map composition be imported into a non-ESRI software application?</a>
· Parallel printing with a third party S-bus parallel card on the Solaris platform
<a href='' target='_blank'>FAQ: Can I print with a third party S-bus parallel card on the Solaris platform?</a>

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