Make a "default print scale" preference
This would let you avoid having to remember to set the scale every time you want to print if you consistently use 1 scale. You would still be able to change the scale during the print function if desired.
You can specify any scale you wish in the Print window, including 1:24,000/25,000 and 1:50,000. Simply type the scale in that you wish rather than selecting one from the list of predefined viewing scales. Then press Update to apply that scale to the preview window and the map being printed/published.
Allen Padgett commented
Yes please add 1:24K /1:50K to print scale. In SAR field units use plastic grid readers to determine location coordinates. They are not made in the "viewing" scales they are made in "actual" map scale. 1:24K, 1:50K. military units use 1:25K
To generate usable maps I now keep an old computer with a non-updated version of TNP in the command vehicle and use a thumb drive to move active projects. TNP 11 needs this fix.
Matt Vanderveer commented
I'd like to have the print scale saved as part of the templates.
Templates are specifically designed to be independent of page-specific properties - such as map type and scale. This allows them to be used freely regardless of the map type, or output device (printer, PDF, JPG, etc.) The setting of a print scale preference (with an option to default to the view scale as it is now) is more practical. Closely tied to this would be a set of default print scales that differ from the view scales. Conventional scales (1:24,000, 1:100,000 etc.) would be offered as choices in the print window's drop-down list instead of the odd viewing scales.
K.C. Grimes commented
Have you tried templates? If this setting isn't already included as being "saved" when creating a new template, perhaps it could be done in that manner, instead of making it a standalone option.