Page Setup

The File | Page Setup command in the plot window formats the document for printing. This includes paper size, orientation, margins, and a header and footer.


Page Setup Dialog

There are multiple ways to open the Page Setup dialog:



Set page setup preferences in the Page Setup dialog.


Paper Size

The Paper Size options control the size of the paper. Click the down arrow next to the Paper Size to select different paper dimensions. Surfer has several predefined page sizes, including Letter, Tabloid/Ledger, Legal, Executive, A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B0, B1, B2, B3, B4, and B5. For custom paper sizes, select Custom from the list and change the paper size in the Width and Height boxes.


Quickly select the Letter (8.5"x11"), Legal (8.5"x14"), Tabloid/Ledger (17"x11"), or A4 (210mm x 297mm) paper size by clicking the Layout | Page Setup | Size command.



The Orientation group controls whether the page is set to Portrait or Landscape mode. Select Portrait to have a vertical page. Select Landscape to have a horizontal page.



Use the Margins group to set the page margins for all sides of the printed page. The default Margins are 0.25 inches (6.35 mm). Set the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom values in inches to any limits the printer will allow. Change the margins by entering new numbers into the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom boxes, or use the arrow buttons to scroll to new numbers.


Quickly select Normal, Narrow, Moderate, or Wide margins by clicking the Layout | Page Setup | Margins command. Narrow is the default selection. Normal margins are 0.5 inches. Moderate margins are 0.5 inches at the Top and Bottom and 0.75 inches at the Left and Right. Wide margins are 0.5 inches at the Top and Bottom and 1.0 inches at the Left and Right.


Setting the margins does not move an existing map on the page. Margins can be displayed on the page by checking the Show margins option on the User Interface page of the Options dialog.


Header & Footer

Click the Header & Footer button to set header and footer text and alignment in the Header & Footer dialog. The header and footer are displayed in the plot window. By default the header and footer are not included in printed or exported output. To include the header/footer in printed and exported output, check the Include header/footer in export/print check box in the Options dialog General page.



See Also

Page Setup - Worksheet