Specify the Printable Area

The printable area is displayed by a dashed border in a layout. The plotter and paper size you select determine the printable area.

WarningIf you set your plotter to use paper-saving features such as plotting inked area or nesting, your plotter will probably not use the printable area and plot offset specifications.

If your plotter reports an incorrect printable area for your paper size, you can adjust the printable area in the Modify Standard Paper Sizes area under the Modify Standard Paper Sizes (Printable Area) option on the Device and Document Settings tab in the Plotter Configuration Editor.

NoteThe Modify Standard Paper Sizes option is not a margins feature. Specify where your drawing is plotted on the page in the Plot Offset area in the Plot dialog box.