Print

Esri Maps for SharePoint provides several printing options for your Viewer application. For simple, 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.

Simple map printing

The simple printing option refers to the self-contained print functionality in Esri Maps for SharePoint. While simple 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, you should 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 simple 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 is drawn 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, you can 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 desired.

  1. Place the Map Web Part is 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.
  5. Check the box to Use ArcGIS Server Print Service.
  6. Specify the Print Service URL if you wish to use one that is different from the default.

    You must 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 and click OK. Note that the end users of the web part will not be able to configure this print tool; they will only see the options configured here.
  8. Click OK again on the Add tool dialog to close it.
  9. Click OK or Apply on the ArcGIS Map Web Part properties and the tool is added to the ribbon.