When I close are reopen ArcGIS Pro and go to print it always goes to my default printer instead of the plotter. It also resets all the plotter and page size settings etc. In ArcMap it would always save this information. Am I missing something?
I have also noticed this, where do you set the default print settings for the project?
Very surprised this thread has been so quiet. For all the bells and whistles of Pro that ESRI always touts, every extra mouse-click the average user has to execute is a step back in the evolution of desktop GIS.
I've been getting complaints about Pro always reverting to the default printer after your open a project, and I have replicated this. There isn't that much documentation about pro printing.This is what I'm seeing: https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/sharing/overview/print-a-map-or-layout.htm
I've tried both Map and Layout printing, and I've been unable to do what the documentation says:
Click OK to print, or click Apply to commit your options without sending the job to the printer.
There is no way for me to 'Apply' in the hopes of saving my printer choice with the project. The button is always greyed out, no matter what printer I try. I can print to any machine, I just can't save that setting.
arcgis pro2.2.4print default printing arcgis pro layout
With ArcGIS Pro version 2.5 Print and Export functionality are being updated and will be available in panes instead of the out-dated modal Print and Export dialog used in versions previous. Settings made in the panes should be persisted.
Thanks for the feedback!
A couple ideas.
1) Is your default printer set in Windows correctly?
2) I usually never print out of ArcMap or Pro, better (for me) to export a PDF and print from there.
My default printer is a desktop 8.5x11. I don't want word documents accidentally going to the plotter.
But if I am updating a map from months ago I don't always recall the dimensions it was plotted at. So I have to inspect the layout and make sure I find the right length and width. This adds needless minutes to the process. In ArcMap under Page and Print Setup it always had the last dimensions used under "Map Page Size", but it would also remember the last settings as well.
1) Yes, but my default printer in general, may not be the default printer for a given project. With half a dozen printers and 2-3 plotters around it would be nice if that were saved with the project.
2) I don't ever print any maps. But lots of folks doing desktop GIS stuff I work with do.
Thanks for chiming in, Tyler.
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