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Resolve the inability to set a border to a Print Template in Spectrum Spatial Analyst

Issue

Borders on map for printing do not seem to be showing. For example if you set the border in the below template to a Stroke of 5: 
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Although the parameters are saved error free but printing to PDF results in a border free map:

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Cause

This is system problem and will be fixed in Spectrum™ Spatial Analyst (SSA) 13

Resolution

UPDATED: November 14, 2017
Work has begun to fix this issue in SSA 13. 

As a workaround, you may create a rectangle of the same size as your map and give it a border width. Please note this will limit the user's ability to pan the map in print preview mode.
Environment Details
Product affected: Spectrum Spatial Analyst