Okay, maybe it's not as exciting as When Animals Attack, but there are simple means available to tame an HP printer driver that does not appear to be cooperating when printing DWF files.
Autodesk DWF discussion group member, Dan Kikkert, created a DWF file that contained an original sheet size of 36.0 X 24.0 inches. When he printed to his HP5000 and checked the box "Use DWF Paper Size," the Autodesk DWF Viewer previewed the paper size as only 34.0 X 22.0 inches - losing 2 inches in width and height. If Dan manually selected the paper size to be 36.0 X 24.0, the viewer showed the Print Paper size to be 0.0 X 0.0. This was in contrast to his experience with 11.0 X 17.0 inches. If Dan created a DWF that was 11.0 X 17.0 in size and then printed to his HP8150 by manually setting the paper size to 11.0 X 17.0, there were no problems.
Software Engineer and DWF Technical Evangelist, Ben Cochran, noted that the viewer gets the paper size information from the HP driver. With that in mind, Ben suggested that Dan try updating his HP driver. The other thing he suggested was to try configuring his HP driver to rotate the plot.
Armed with the knowledge that the paper size comes from the driver, Dan determined that the "Printer Defaults" did not have the Architectural paper size (36.0 X 24.0 inches) checked. So even when Dan would add the Architectural size while in the DWF viewer, the program always used the "Default Printer" settings. Adding the desired size to the set of defaults solved the problem.
Thanks for the question Dan. Thanks for the assistance Ben.