After spending the time to set up a layout tab you may have encountered the frustration of inserting your title block onto the layout tab and it not inserting correctly.
This is because the X,Y coordinates of 0,0 (zero,zero) are not where you want them to be. The frustrating thing is that the default position for a layout tab is in relation to the “Printable area” which is represented by the dashed lines in the layout tab. The printable area is determined by the printer/plotter that is selected. But each printer/plotter has a different printable area, so you can imagine the confusion…
Luckily, there is a simple solution to this. You can specify whether 0,0 = either:
1) Lower-left corner of the printable area
2) Lower-left corner of the actual paper
- OPTIONS dialog box > Plot and Publish tab > select either 1) “Printable Area” or 2) “Edge of Paper”
After selecting the “Edge of Paper” option, you will need to change one more setting before you see the results that you are looking for. Remember that the setting that you changed in the OPTIONS dialog changes the offset. So where is this offset defined?
The offset is define in the PLOT dialog while plotting and also the “Page Setup manager.”
To open the Page Setup manager, simply right click on a layout tab and select “Page Setup Manager” from the right click menu.
Select the layout tab that you want to shange the settings for and then click “Modify”
Then change the offset values to zero for both the X and Y direction.