Print

Esri Maps for SharePoint provides several printing options for your application. For basic, low-resolution printing, you can choose from the built-in layouts: Basic and With Map Elements. Printing this way does not require referencing a service. For higher quality printing with the ArcGIS for Server 10.1 Print Service, see the Advanced map printing section below for more details.

Basic map printing

The basic printing option refers to the self-contained print functionality in Esri Maps for SharePoint. While basic printing results in relatively low resolution printouts and offers limited print layout options, it does not require referencing a service. If you require high quality printing or additional layout options, use the ArcGIS 10.1 Print Service. If this is the case, skip this section and refer to the Advanced map printing section below.

The print layouts available with the basic print option are as follows:

The Basic print layout includes the following:

  • The map's current visible extent
  • All copyright and attribution information, shown below the map
  • The map's title (if specified in the Print configuration dialog box)
  • A description (if specified in the Print configuration dialog box)

The With Map Elements print layout includes the following:

  • Everything in the Basic print layout
  • An overview map
  • Scalebar

Esri Maps for SharePoint supplies the text's font and the printed map's layout. The map draws using the same resolution as shown on the screen and therefore, may not display properly if scaled to a larger map display. The location and scaling of the map cannot be adjusted.

Using the standard Windows printing dialog box, choose the following:

  • The printer to which to direct output
  • The paper size
  • Whether to print in landscape or portrait layout

Advanced map printing

Esri Maps for SharePoint provides a custom, high-quality print tool for the ArcGIS Map Web Part that uses the ArcGIS for Server 10.1 Print Service. By default, Esri Maps for SharePoint uses the Export Web Map Task hosted on ArcGIS Online, but you can configure the Print tool to use your own ArcGIS Server Print Service and a proxy if necessary.

  1. Place the Map Web Part in Edit mode. See Edit mode and Run mode for instructions.
  2. Click Add Tool on the Application tab of the ribbon.

    The Add Tool dialog box appears.

  3. In the Tool drop-down menu, select ArcGIS Server Print. You will notice another Print tool listed in the menu; this is the existing Basic Print tool that does not include an option to print from an ArcGIS Server print service.
    Add ArcGIS Server Print tool
  4. Click Configure to display the Configure Print dialog box.
    Configure the Print Tool
  5. Check the Use ArcGIS Server Print Service check box.
  6. Specify the Print Service URL if you want to use one different from the default.

    Specify the entire URL to the Print Service, for example, http://<server_name>/arcgis/rest/services/Utilities/PrintingTools/GPServer.

  7. Specify the other attributes on the dialog box and click OK. Note that end users of the web part cannot configure this print tool; they only see the options configured here.
  8. Click OK again on the Add tool dialog box to close it.
  9. Click OK or Apply on the ArcGIS Map Web Part properties. The tool is added to the ribbon.