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The Printing tool enables users to generate high quality print output in various file formats, layout page sizes and resolutions. Support for dynamic text fields and simple reporting of attribute data of selected objects is included.

Support for various different file formats (support for web optimized PDF, i.e. small PDF documents that are generated quickly and are easy to handle)

Print dynamic function fields (predefined fields and custom fields)

Rotated plots

Print output in a different projection than the WebOffice 10.8 SP2 project

Plots with tabular data of objects (simple reporting)

Plots with tabular data of objects including detail map for each object

Plots with data fields – field position and layout can be configured however you want

Create print series - specify an overall plot extent interactively in the map or create a series from a selection

Use WebOffice plot author to administer plot templates (.layout files)


Printing tool configuration

Printing tool configuration




Default output format

Default print file output format.

It is recommended to specify PDF (web optimized) as Default output format.

Allow rotated print?

Defines, if the user is allowed (true) or not allowed (false) to rotate the print extent in the tool form.

Show print resolution?

Defines whether the checkbox for "High Resolution print" shall be displayed on the client (true / default) or not (false).

Note: Without the checkbox, the attribute Do high resolution print by default? on the selected print template defines the resolution for printing.

Default projection

Defines which projection is pre-selected in the print form.

Use tool?

Specify whether this Tool is available in the WebOffice client (true) or not (false).

Printing tool properties


There are two typical configuration scenarios for print tool:

quick and easy: no print templates are configured at all. WebOffice 10.8 SP2 dynamically reads all print templates (.layout files) stored in the template path and provides them as available print templates in the WebOffice 10.8 SP2 clients print tool form.

advanced: configure specific print templates for your WebOffice 10.8 SP2 project. In this case only these configured print templates will be available in the WebOffice 10.8 SP2 project for printing. Use this option if you want to customize print template settings or configure specific dynamic text fields, print file output formats etc.


Note: In case you are using for example the ArcGIS Web Adaptor and there are some services to be used in WebOffice 10.8 SP2, it is recommended to configure the ArcGIS Server Output Service also via ArcGIS Web Adaptor. Otherwise, the print quality may be reduced. Find more details about the configuration of the output service in chapter ArcGIS Server Output Service.


Note: See chapter Printing for understanding the WebOffice 10.8 SP2 concept of printing.

Note: See chapter Activate SOE on a Map Service for details about how to define the path to WebOffice plot templates.

Note: See chapter Template (File Name) for details about the configuration of print templates and subsequent chapters about the available function fields.

Note: See chapter Print File Output Formats for details about the configuration of various file output types.

Note: See chapter ArcGIS Server Print Service for details about the configuration of an optional print service.

Note: See chapter List of Projections for details about the configuration of different projections for printing.

Note: See chapter Print for the tool appearance in the WebOffice core client.

Note: See chapter Print Map for the tool appearance in the WebOffice mobile client.

Note: See chapter Print for the tool appearance in the WebOffice flex (flash) client.