Total Versus Usable Area
With Bentley printer driver configuration files and the default Windows printer driver configuration file (printer.pltcfg), the paper size represents the usable area. Everything within this area will be printed (with the exception of lines residing precisely on the paper boundary, which may be clipped by either Promis.e or the output device). Typically, the usable area is smaller than the physical paper dimensions.
When the Full Sheet Mode property is set in the Windows printer driver configuration file, the paper size represents the total paper size. The total paper area includes the usable area and the non-printable hardware margins. The usable area is depicted within the Preview window by a dashed rectangle. Data outside this rectangle will not be printed.