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How to configure PDF Printer Paper Sizes in MapInfo Professional®

UPDATED: October 30, 2017


MapInfo Professional PDF Printer Driver – Page Sizes

The MapInfo Professional PDF Printer Driver governs its array of page sizes from the currently installed printer drivers within Windows. To configure MapInfo so that it can print to larger page sizes, you may install a ‘Plotter’ print driver. The following steps indicate how this may be achieved.


Windows 8, 8.1 & 10

  • Navigate to the Control Panel

  • Select Devices and Printers and click on “Add a Printer”

  • Interrupt the next dialog by clicking this:

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  • ​Select the following option and click next:

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  • Configuring the following option and click next:

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  • Select the following printer from the list and click next:

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  • Leave the printer name as the default and click on next

  • Choose to not share the printer then click next

  • Finally, uncheck the “Set as default printer” (this should be off by default) and click on finish.


Windows 7

Note: The corresponding printer driver used in the above example is not bundled into the Windows 7 software.

  • Navigate to the Control Panel

  • Select Devices and Printers and click on “Add a Printer”

  • Select the following option:

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  • Configure the following option and click next:

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  • Select an appropriate plotter from the list, or alternatively, you can supply your own and selecting the “Have Disk” option.

  • Click on browse and navigate to your .inf file for the printer driver(s), then click open and OK:

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  • Select your driver from the list and click next:

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  • Leave the printer name as the default and click on next

  • Choose to not share the printer then click next

  • Finally, uncheck the “Set as default printer” (this should be off by default) and click on finish.


Configuring MapInfo Professional Page Setup

There is no special configuration required. The PDF Printer should inherit the new page sizes made available by the new plotter print drivers.

  • Open MapInfo and create a New Layout window

  • Open the Page Setup dialog and click on “Printer…”

  • Select the MapInfo PDF Printer and click OK

  • Traverse the Paper size drop-down menu - this should now be extended to include the new paper sizes:

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Environment Details

Product Feature: Workspaces

Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10
 

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