Changing Default Webi A4 Paper Size

Hear is a quick Business Objects SAP 4.0 installation tip.  When SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0 is initially installed, the default page size is European A4, not the American standard Letter.

To change this setting, edit the Web Intelligence defaultconfig.xml file located in

<SAP BO Install Directory>\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\eclipse\plugins\webpath.AnalyticalReporting\web\WEB-INF\classes

Change <FORMAT NAME=”A4″ ORIENTATION=”portrait”/> to <FORMAT NAME=”LETTER” ORIENTATION=”portrait”/>

This change is applicable only for the new Webi documents.  All of the previously created documents still have Portrait set to A4 and not to the Letter.

Enjoy