mxd.saveACopy changes layout to portrait

Discussion created by garethmann on Mar 12, 2013
Latest reply on May 8, 2013 by jaybo684
I have developed a script that loops through all MXDs in a given directory, stores relative paths and then saves it as ArcGIS 9.x compatible.

At firts I thought it was working as expected. But I just opened one of the copied MXDs and it has reset the page layout to portrait 8.5 x 11. The original file was landscape 13 x 8.5.

Any idea why it did this and how I could modify the code to insure that the layout information is preserved in the resulting copy?

Here is my code:

import arcpy, os
def prinnames(sPath):
 folderPath = sPath
      for filename in os.listdir(folderPath):
   fullpath = os.path.join(folderPath, filename)
   if os.path.isfile(fullpath):
    basename, extension = os.path.splitext(fullpath)
    if extension.lower() == ".mxd":
     mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(fullpath)
    print(basename + "v9")
    mxd.relativePaths = 'True'
     mxd.saveACopy(basename + "v9.mxd","9.0")