Modify Printable Area - only works once

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by dave, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. dave

    dave Guest

    Hi all,
    We're attempting to begin using Acad2004 (on WinXP), and I'm having trouble
    with something that has never given me a problem under Acad 2000.

    We plot to a networked HP1050c with a 36" roll loaded. We use all 5 custom
    sizes to handle our particular sheet sizes, and then go into "Modify
    Standard Paper Sizes (Printable Area)" to reduce the margins on all sides to
    zero. Like I said, this works fine in Acad2000. In 2004, the first time I
    set the printable area (before the PMP file has been created), it prompts
    for the margins, then the filename, and it saves correctly. After that, no
    matter what sheet size I select to modify, it prompts for the margins, seems
    to proceed normally, and allows me to finish/exit. But if I recheck the
    sheet size I just changed, it's already back to its original margins. It's
    not a permission issue, as the file is stored locally and I have full
    administrative rights to the PC.

    I can't find anything on Autodesk's support knowledgebase, nor have I seen
    anything like this listed in this newsgroup. If anyone has any suggestions
    (hopefully short of creating multiple PC3/PMP combos for each sheet size and
    orientation), I would appreciate it.

    dave, Aug 11, 2003
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