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Arcmap refuses to change my layout view to landscape when I change the options in Page and Print setup. It keeps the exact same portrait box as before.

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    Does your printer support landscape view? If so, the layout frame should change to landscape, but you'll still have to adjust the data frame. – recurvata Nov 22 '14 at 21:33
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    Would you be able to edit your question to include screenshots of your Page and Print Setup and your Layout View, please? – PolyGeo Nov 23 '14 at 8:40
  • I have found that when ArcMap is stubborn on its page layout settings it can be overcome by changing your printer to a data type (like XPS document writer) and setting the options there. There was a similar effect trying to create A0 PDF maps but the printer only supporting A4, that (I think) has been overcome now but it sounds like a similar situation. Give that a shot and see if it helps. If you don't like XPS then try Ghostscript PDF stat.tamu.edu/~henrik/GSPSprinter/GSPSprinter.html - my preference over XPS but max resolution is 300dpi. – Michael Stimson Nov 24 '14 at 0:34
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I've had a similar issue. ArcGIS sometimes just bugs out due to code mysteries. One way the problem can be resolved is by opening a blank ArcMap document, switching the view in page and print setup to landscape, then adding your layers from the defective map to this new one.

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