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


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.


3 thoughts on “Changing Default Webi A4 Paper Size

  1. I found out how to do it for 4.0. There is a SAP KB Article which explains how to do it. The solution is odd because instead of selecting a pre-defined format (like “letter”), you have to type in the values for the width and height of the page, as well as the margins. Then the system figures out that the values you typed represent “letter”, and displays the default as “letter” in Webi for new reports.

    The KB article is:

    1622835 – How do we set default Webi / Interactive Analysis page size and orientation in BI4?

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