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Setting Page Size for a Report

November 07 2011 | 0 comments
Categories: Map Elements, Publishing

I have set up a report in ArcGIS 10, but am experiencing a few issues:
1. I cannot set the page size to a custom setting.
2. I want a small border around the perimeter of the report to set it off from the map layout.

I need to page to be 4.8 x 14.8 inches, but when I change the Printer Settings to those dimensions, I get an error message (attached) that says the report could not be generated and to check my settings if I recently change them. Then, I am able to run the report anyway, but the page size is letter-size, and the report is 2 pages. When I re-open the Printer Settings, they have re-set themselves to Printer Default. Since I am inserting this into a map layout, I need it to be 1 page. I can only get it to be one page if I choose Tabloid.

When I could not find a control for a thin border, I had thought I would simply put a graphic rectangle behind the report and group them, but with the 1-page report only available as 11x17, that covers too much of my map.

How do I fix this?

Thanks!

Mapping Center Answer:

The Page Size printer setting is linked to the system’s default printer. It looks like the your default printer does not support the custom paper size you are trying to use. To get around this, you can change the system’s default printer to a printer driver that can handle any custom size. Some examples of these drivers are:

  • Microsoft XPS Document Writer
  • Send To OneNote (Microsoft Office)
  • Print to PDF drivers (Adobe, many others available on line)

We tested the XPS and Send to OneNote drivers on a Windows 7 machine and it worked fine.

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