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I am trying to print a Flexgrid and set the Papersize to 11x17.  When ever I do it gives me Runtime Error 380(Invalid Property Value).  This is trying to print to a HP 8000 PS Laserjet which has 11x17 in tray 3.  The grid will print on Legal and 8 1/2 x 11.  How do I get it to take the 11x17 papersize?  I have tried setting the value in both numeric and text.  Neither works.  
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I suspect that the printer may support a papersize of 11 x 17, but not all of that is printable. Try using GetDeviceCaps on the printer, reading
PhysicalHeight, PhysicalWidth, etc....
from the win32API help file:


PHYSICALWIDTH      For printing devices: the width of the physical page, in device units. For example, a printer set to print at 600 dpi on 8.5"x11" paper has a physical width value of 5100 device units. Note that the physical page is almost always greater than the printable area of the page, and never smaller.
PHYSICALHEIGHT      For printing devices: the height of the physical page, in device units. For example, a printer set to print at 600 dpi on 8.5"x11" paper has a physical height value of 6600 device units. Note that the physical page is almost always greater than the printable area of the page, and never smaller.
PHYSICALOFFSETX      For printing devices: the distance  from the left edge of the physical page to the left edge of the printable area, in device units. For example, a printer set to print at 600 dpi on 8.5"x11" paper, that cannot print on the leftmost 0.25" of paper, has a horizontal physical offset of 150 device units.
PHYSICALOFFSETY      For printing devices: the distance  from the top edge of the physical page to the top edge of the printable area, in device units. For example, a printer set to print at 600 dpi on 8.5"x11" paper, that cannot print on the topmost 0.5" of paper, has a vertical physical offset of 300 device units.
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We use the 11x17 paper to print a Excel spreadsheet and it covers the entire paper.  So, it should work. Also, even though the grid is larger than a 8.5x11 it will print, but runs off the paper.
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The fact that Excel will print it without running off the paper only means that Excel has taken the precaution that I am advising you take, check the actual printable region of the printer's canvas and use that for your print job.Your current printing process, from what you describe , assumes that the printer is going to give you a full 11x17 printable area. This is almost never the case (note my previous post).

Good luck!!
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Thanks for your help
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