My Strater logs are all over 200m long. How do I set the scale so that only 20 m is shown on each page?

Strater scales logs based on a scaling depth per inch (or centimeter, depending on how you have your page units set up). To set it up so that there is 20 m per page, go through the following steps:


  1. Click File | Page Setup. In Strater 2, if this is grayed out, click View | Borehole View Properties and in the Property Manager, change the Log Display Mode to Page View.
  2. In the Page Setup dialog, note the Height of the Log Pane.
  3. Divide the scale you want per page (20 m in this case) by the height of the log pane. For example, if the log pane height is 7.8”, you would divide 20 by 7.8 to get 2.56.
  4. Click View | Display | View Properties (View | View Properties in Strater 3-4, View | Borehole View Properties in Strater 2).
  5. In the Property Manager and uncheck Auto-recalculate scale (or set it to False).
  6. Set the Scaling depth per inch (or centimeter) to the number calculated in step 3 (i.e. 2.56 for our example).


*Note: If you're using Strater 4 or 5 and you've set the header and/or footer panes to display on the first, last, or first and last pages, or you've set different header pane heights for the first versus the other pages, you will need to take this into account in your calculation.


Updated: July 5, 2016

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