Removing duplicate page sizes

Applies to:

  • Revu 20
  • Revu 2019
  • Revu 2018

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Problem

When creating new PDFs, documents are created with incorrect dimensions or orientation.

Solution

This can be resolved by removing any duplicate entries from the index, or creating an appropriate entry for the page size needed.

  1. Select Start and type Bluebeam Administrator.
  2. Right-click on Bluebeam Administrator and select Run as Administrator.
  3. Click the Printer tab.
  4. Click the Manage Pages button in the Printer section. The Printer Page Manager window appears.
  5. Delete any page sizes defined as “Unknown” or that have identical or reversed dimensions to the default page sizes (i.e., ANSI, BIND, ISO, Letter, Legal, etc.).
  6. Select the duplicate name in the list and click the Delete button to remove it.
  7. Click OK when finished.

In the event that a desired page size does not exist, a new one can be created.

  1. In the Printer Page Manager window, click the Add button to create a new page size.
  2. Type the Form Name and Paper Size, select the Units and click OK.
  3. Click OK again to close the Printer Page Manager dialog.
  4. Click the Apply button when finished.

If the AutoCAD plugin is enabled, rebuild the AutoCAD Page Sizes after changing or adding page sizes.

  1. Close AutoCAD, if it’s open.
  2. Click the AutoCAD Page Sizes tab.
  3. Click the Clear and then Rebuild buttons to rebuild the AutoCAD page sizes.
  4. Click OK once the list has been updated.

PDF files should now be created with the correct page size and orientation.

Standard page sizes, like Letter, Tabloid, Ledger, cannot be deleted or changed because they are used by all printers on the computer.

Other versions of this article

Revu 2017 and older

Problem

Occasionally, PDF files are created with the wrong orientation or dimensions. This is usually due to multiple entries existing within the Bluebeam PDF printer’s index of page sizes. When multiple page sizes with the same dimension are present, the Bluebeam PDF printer may not know which instance to utilize.

Solution

This behavior is easily remedied by removing any duplicate entries from the index, or creating an appropriate entry for the page size needed.

  1. Select Start and type Bluebeam Administrator.
  2. Right-click on Bluebeam Administrator and select Run as Administrator.
  3. Click the Printer tab.
  4. Click the Manage Pages button in the Printer section.
  5. Delete any page sizes defined as “Unknown” or those that have identical or reversed dimensions as the default (i.e., ANSI, BIND, ISO, Letter, Legal, etc.).
  6. Select the duplicate name in the list and click the Delete button to remove it.
  7. Click Apply when finished.

In the event that a desired page size does not exist, a new one can be created.

  1. In the Printer Page Manager window, click the Add button to create a new page size.
  2. Type the Form Name and Paper Size, select the Units and click OK.
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  3. Click OK again to close the Printer Page Manager dialog.
  4. Click the Apply button when finished.

Rebuild the AutoCAD Page Sizes after changing or adding page sizes.

  1. Close AutoCAD, if it’s opened.
  2. Click the AutoCAD Page Sizes tab.
  3. Click the Clear and then Rebuild buttons to rebuild the AutoCAD page sizes.
  4. Click the OK button once the list has been updated.

PDF files should now be created on the correct page size with the correct orientation.

Standard page sizes, like Letter, Tabloid, Ledger, cannot be deleted or changed because they are used by all printers on the computer.

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