Floating point exception

Last Published: September 22, 2020

Error Message

When a project or layout is opened, ArcView returns the following error:

Floating Point Exception


The most common cause is a conflict between ArcView and the default printer driver.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Determine if there is a conflict by changing the default printer. See the link in the Related Information section below.

    If a Floating Point Exception error is still displayed, see Related Information. If not, proceed to step 2.
    If only one printer is installed on the computer, change the printer to a test printer.
    Other printers, including the previous default, are still available. Select them  from the drop down list in the Print dialog box.
  2. Install the most recent version of the printer driver available. This is usually found at the printer manufacturer's web page.

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