Print 'fit to page' with ArcMap


If the map page is larger than the printer page size selected, ArcMap can automatically scale the map to fit on the printer page.

This is convenient when printing a large map but a large format printer is not available.


  1. Navigate to File > Print.
  2. Click the 'Scale map to fit printer paper' radio button on the Print dialog. This automatically scales the map proportionally to fit the printer page size selected.
  3. Click OK to print.

    ArcMap 9.x dialog box.
    [O-Image] ArcMap 9.x Scale map to fit printer

    ArcMap 8.x dialog box.
    [O-Image] ArcMap 8.x Scale map to fit printer
    If 'Same as Printer' or 'Use Printer Paper Settings' as it is known in 9.x is selected, the 'Scale map to fit printer paper' is not be available. This option is only available if 'Same as Printer'/'Use Printer Paper Settings' is not used.

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