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I'm printing a 11 x 17 map but the QGIS print properties are acting weird. For instance , i set my composition presets to ANSI B (11x 17 in.) and the page setup to 11 x 17 but it prints off a 11 x 17 but only with the print composer wedged in the upper left hand corner. it should just fit to the whole page like my presets suggest.

Any advice? i am stumped.

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    What operating system are you using? What does the print window look like? Can you export as a vector PDF first and see if it comes out right? Jan 31, 2018 at 17:01
  • look at above picture- do my settings look right? Using Windows 10.
    – Greg Jones
    Jan 31, 2018 at 17:51
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    change 'cached' to 'render' in the main properties.
    – Mapperz
    Jan 31, 2018 at 17:53
  • @GregJones the composer window looks right- can you check an exported PDF and what the operating system print dialogue looks like? Jan 31, 2018 at 18:17
  • print dialogue states that the page size is 11 x 17 and the output size is 11 x 17 .
    – Greg Jones
    Jan 31, 2018 at 19:18

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figured it out. turns out i wasn't saving when i made it a 11 x 17 map so the map was just taking the unsaved map to print.

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    This still seems like unusual behavior. A print composer set to 11x17 should print as 11x17 regardless of whether you've saved the QGIS project file.
    – csk
    Feb 1, 2018 at 17:31

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