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I have installed geoserver 2.3.1 - I am using this to create a WMS of some data held in PostGIS. I can view the WMS in QGIS and ArcGIS, but it won't print from ArcGIS (blank sheet) and in QGIS I get the message:

Some WMS servers (e.g. UMN mapserver) have a limit for the WIDTH and HEIGHT parameter. Printing layers from such servers may exceed this limit. If this is the case, the WMS layer will not be printed

So I assume I have to set something in Geoserver or on the server to allow larger print sizes - where can I do this?

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Maybe this could help: – atlefren Jun 3 '13 at 8:35
Yes, that helped a lot - thank you – gisuser Jun 3 '13 at 10:26
up vote 3 down vote accepted

alefren's comment helped me solve this issue.

I increased the memory allocations in the WMS to 0 (max) as described in the link in the comments but that did not solve the issue.

I am running TomCat on Windows. So I increased the memory allocation, by going to:

Programs>> TomCat 6.0 >> Configure TomCat

Under the Java tab I increased the memory until the print would work at A3 - for me the value was 2048MB.

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