Multiple Page Documents

For some drawing projects, you might want to create a single drawing file that contains many drawing pages. For example, a drawing file could represent a construction project and have the overall floor plan on one drawing page, interior elevations on another page, and details for walls and doors on a third page.

About the Drawing Page

The drawing page (drawing page: The page in a drawing window that contains a drawing. Each page has a size, which usually corresponds to a standard paper size, and it has a scale.) is the white page you see on the screen. For many drawing types, your drawing page is set to the same size and orientation as your printer paper. You can resize the drawing page to be as large or as small as you want.

Setting the Size of the Drawing Page

Set the size of the drawing page in the Page Setup dialog box.

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If you resize the drawing page to be larger than the paper you print it on, the drawing will be clipped and printed. You can reduce a drawing when you print it to make it fit on one page.

Drawing page settings can be different from printed page settings

About Multiple-page Drawings

For some drawing projects, you might want to create a single drawing file that contains many drawing pages. For example, a drawing file could represent a construction project and have the overall floor plan on one drawing page, interior elevations on another page, and details for walls and doors on a third page. New drawing files that you open have only one drawing page, but you can add as many new pages as you want.

Each page in a multiple-page drawing can have its own page and print settings. For example, each page can have a different drawing scale and page orientation.

When you create a new drawing page, by default it inherits the size, orientation, scale, measurement unit, shadow offset, ruler, and grid settings of the page currently displayed in the drawing window. You can then change the settings for the new page.

Use multiple pages in a drawing file:

  1. To keep related drawings in the same file, for example, for an office expansion project, you can keep office layouts in one file and drawings of the distribution of office equipment in another.
  2. To keep all revisions of a single drawing in one file on successive pages
  3. To show the progression of the project from beginning to end.

Page Action

You can quickly navigate between pages and reorder them by using the page tabs at the lower-left portion of the window. When you reorder the pages, you can also rename them to reflect the new arrangement.

Navigate to a Particular Page

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In the lower-left portion of the window, click the page tab for the page you want to see.

Create a New Page

  1. In the lower-left of the drawing window, right-click a page tab, and then click Insert Page.
  2. Click the Page Properties tab, and either type a name for the page or use the default name.
  3. To change the orientation, size or print settings of the new page, click the Page Size and Print tabs.

Note: A new page inherits the size, orientation, measurement unit, and grid settings of the page displayed in the drawing window.

Delete a Page from Your Drawing

In the lower-left portion of a window, right-click the page tab of the page you want to delete and then click Delete Page.

Note: The last page in a file can not be deleted.

Rename a Page

  1. In the lower-left of the drawing window, right-click a page tab, and then click Rename Page.
  2. Type the new name you want.

Reorder a Page

  1. In the lower-left of the drawing window, right-click a page tab, and then click Reorder Page.
  2. In the Resort Pages dialog box, click the page name if you want to change the page's order.
  3. Click Up or Down to change the order.

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