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  1. I'm using AutoCAD 2015. I received an AutoCAD file in which the paper space has page setup printable area as 24 x 36. I want to change it to another size being 11 x 17. I selected the proper printer for my desirable print size, paper size and orientation. When I ok the dialog box, the printable area remained the same, 24 x 36, it would not change. I tried this in another file that I already have in my computer and the printable area changes with no problems. It's the particular set of files I received from another office in which the printable area remains the same as it came to me, no matter what other page setup sizes I select. Could this be some kind of setting somewhere that the previous user made before it was sent from his office? Is it possible that the printable area can be locked and will not change until it is unlocked? I have never seen this problem before.
  2. Hello, A question about plotting to PDF and paper printable areas that I wonder if anyone can help with. I have a LISP routine that plots a PDF to the file where the original drawing is saved. This mostly works great for me. Our drawing standards are to use the default standard paper sizes printable area for a paper plot (so an A3 sheet might have 6mm left, 5m right, 18mm top and 17mm bottom margin to the plot), but for a PDF plot to use a modified standard paper size with a 0mm margin all round the printable area (so it plots full size). My LISP routine detects the current paper size then uses the modified paper size based on 'IF' commands (If papersize = A4 then use A4_0mm_margin type command). This is good for 3 or 4 paper types - any more and the code gets quite lengthy. My question is is there a better way? Is there a routine or command that will temporarily set the paper printable area to have a 0mm margin all round (or any other size I want), then do the plotting, and without changing anything or saving anything? Thanks for any help
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