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Print Scaling on 11x17 pages

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10-20-2003 03:17 AM
My mapping group recently moved to ACAD 2002/Map 5 in XP. We chose to wait until this month to upgrade the DWF viewer from good ol' Whip4 to Express Viewer plugged into Internet Explorer (we're using EV ver. 3.1). Due to downstream data constraints, I am required to continue to use the legacy DWFOUT function to generate our DWF files.

The output DWF files appear to work perfectly in Express Viewer, and print as the did using Whip4 when I test them from my PC. However, they print with 2 to 3 inch margins all around from any PC that has a 17" or smaller monitor (mine's a 20"). I'm using "Current View" and "Fit to Paper Size" settings (I've tried all combinations of settings). If, however, I scale the IE window to the proportions of the map image, the print comes out looking OK, with nominal margins. I'm not kidding.

The Autodesk helpline and our CAD vendor do not have a clue as to a fix. Has anyone had a similar print scaling problem?

My main body of users numbers over 1,000, my drawing library consists of +/- 150,000 maps, and our Intranet site gets about 20,000 hits a month to view these DWF files. So I'm starting to take heat for my users and my IT guys. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated!

Thanks,
Michael
fortnemj@sce.com
*Cochran, Ben
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Re: Print Scaling on 11x17 pages

10-20-2003 05:17 AM in reply to: fortnemj

Are you
printing from the AEV menu or the IE menu?



size=2>
 



size=2>Ben



style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
My
mapping group recently moved to ACAD 2002/Map 5 in XP. We chose to wait until
this month to upgrade the DWF viewer from good ol' Whip4 to Express Viewer
plugged into Internet Explorer (we're using EV ver. 3.1). Due to downstream
data constraints, I am required to continue to use the legacy DWFOUT function
to generate our DWF files.

The output DWF files appear to work perfectly in Express Viewer, and print
as the did using Whip4 when I test them from my PC. However, they print with 2
to 3 inch margins all around from any PC that has a 17" or smaller monitor
(mine's a 20"). I'm using "Current View" and "Fit to Paper Size" settings
(I've tried all combinations of settings). If, however, I scale the IE window
to the proportions of the map image, the print comes out looking OK, with
nominal margins. I'm not kidding.

The Autodesk helpline and our CAD vendor do not have a clue as to a fix.
Has anyone had a similar print scaling problem?

My main body of users numbers over 1,000, my drawing library consists of
+/- 150,000 maps, and our Intranet site gets about 20,000 hits a month to view
these DWF files. So I'm starting to take heat for my users and my IT guys. Any
suggestions would be deeply appreciated!

Thanks,
Michael
fortnemj@sce.com

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Re:

10-20-2003 06:29 AM in reply to: fortnemj
We use the AEV menu...IE's print utility doesn't yield adequate or consistent results. When I say the EV menu, I mean the right-click context menu -> Print.
*Peach, Tony
Post 4 of 4

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10-22-2003 08:58 AM in reply to: fortnemj
Michael,

 

Is your site external, if so can you give me an
address so that I can take a look at the site and DWF files.  This sounds
like a very weird issue that I would like to see if I can duplicate from my
machine.

 

Thanks,

Tony


 

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style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">


Are you
printing from the AEV menu or the IE menu?



size=2>
 



size=2>Ben



style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
My
mapping group recently moved to ACAD 2002/Map 5 in XP. We chose to wait
until this month to upgrade the DWF viewer from good ol' Whip4 to Express
Viewer plugged into Internet Explorer (we're using EV ver. 3.1). Due to
downstream data constraints, I am required to continue to use the legacy
DWFOUT function to generate our DWF files.

The output DWF files appear to work perfectly in Express Viewer, and
print as the did using Whip4 when I test them from my PC. However, they
print with 2 to 3 inch margins all around from any PC that has a 17" or
smaller monitor (mine's a 20"). I'm using "Current View" and "Fit to Paper
Size" settings (I've tried all combinations of settings). If, however, I
scale the IE window to the proportions of the map image, the print comes out
looking OK, with nominal margins. I'm not kidding.

The Autodesk helpline and our CAD vendor do not have a clue as to a fix.
Has anyone had a similar print scaling problem?

My main body of users numbers over 1,000, my drawing library consists of
+/- 150,000 maps, and our Intranet site gets about 20,000 hits a month to
view these DWF files. So I'm starting to take heat for my users and my IT
guys. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated!

Thanks,
Michael

fortnemj@sce.com

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