How can I show printer margins in ArcPro layout?
Currently, showing printer margins is not available in ArcGIS Pro. This is something that we hope to get to in future release.
I believe elements "snap" to the margin (it's one of the software built-in guides) at least in 2.2.1 but I too would like the margins to show or at least provide a way to look a print preview. I don't like that I could potentially have elements past the margin line and only discover my error when the plotter starts to print it out.
Any idea when Tom? I'm getting ready to print an E size print and I have no way to know if the layout is correct and I wont be trying to print in the margin. Is there a workaround for this? I thought the margins were built in but I can't tell on a layout this large.
One workaround is to set guides on your X and Y planes of the layout. Right-click on the ruler in Layout View, select Add Guides, click Both for Orientation, Offset from edge for Placement and perhaps 0.5 for the Margin (or whatever you feel is appropriate.). 4 guidelines will be added to your layout. Then you may create your map inside of those guides.
Thats not too bad for a workaround. Certainly not ideal because I can never be sure of what the printer margins are but for the map in question, I looked at the original mxd in ArcMap. In the case of ANSI E the margins are 0.25 for my particular plotter.
Improving the printing experience is something we hope to get to sometime in the next year. Sorry I can't give you a precise timeline for this, but it is definitely on our radar. Robert provides the current workaround/workflow above.
Can you point me to a thread in Ideas so I can upvote this issue? If one does not exist, I'll make one. This is basic stuff that should've been in ages ago.
Scott - there isn't an idea as far as I can tell. This is being tracked as [BUG-000109755: The printer margins are not displayed in the ArcGIS Pro layout.]
If you need to be attached to that issue, you can call technical support. Otherwise, if you just want to track it, you can go to support.esri.com, search for the bug and then subscribe.
Are number of subscriptions looked at the same way ideas are looked at? As in the more people subscribed, potentially the higher the priority for fixing it would be? Or do you need to be attached to it?
Good question, Josh. We do have reporting capabilities now that show us number of users who are publicly subscribed through clicking the Subscribe button on support.esri.com. We're working to better integrate that data, but ultimately to answer your question, yes, we're always trying to get as holistic of a view as possible on number of users affected by an issue to help development teams prioritize work.
I hope this helps.
I know this is a bit late, but after looking for the answer myself, I found this post and an idea suggestion if anyone wants to vote for this useful feature:
if you would vote also for this one: Modify (or change) margins Arcgis Pro Report that is quite the same issue of margins in arcgis pro
AGP still does not show margins in 2.5.0. @KoryKramer: is this still being reported as a bug?
This is something we hope to get to for the 2.6 release.
Does that mean Fit to margins in ArcGIS Pro will also be in 2.6? It would seem pretty silly to fix one bug and not the other closely related one.
Yes it would. We hope to get to both.
three years later and you still can't figure this out? Good lord, how is that possible...this is one of the standard tools that has been in ArcGIS from the beginning.
First, thank you for your passionate feedback. Though it might not feel like it at times, we DO understand your frustration and ARE listening. We try to organize our work based on many priorities and at times, conflicting priorities. Unfortunately, we can't do everything for everyone all at once. And at times, we may have gotten the priorities wrong. That is why we have forums such as this, so we can readjust our priorities based on feedback from people such as yourself.
In the soon to be released ArcGIS Pro 2.6, there is an option "Include margins from printer" that adds printer margins to the layout!
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