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Windows 7: Setting Portrait or Landscape


27 Oct 2011   #21

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hans L View Post
Hm, I renamed my Canon printer to "Canon MX700 Portrait" and then, I added another printer, first named "Canon Inkjet MX700 series" and then changed by me to "Canon MX700 Landscape". Now, in Control Panel Hardware and Sound Devices and Printers, only Canon MX700 Landscape is listed, that is, Canon MX700 Portrait AND Canon Inkjet MX700 series FAX have disappeared.

However, in my clipboard program, ClipCache, all three printers are listed under "Select Printer".
When you have more than one printer object that all use the same printer driver, Windows 7 will present only one printer object in Devices and Printers (I think the name shown under the object is probably the name of the printer which is the default).

However they've been "grouped" for display here because they share the same driver. But if you right-click on that printer object and then drop the cursor down to the "printing preferences" item you'll see that there's a right-arrow, and you'll get a flyout that lists BOTH of your printer names.

You then select which of the two printers you want to see the "printing preferences" for, and you'll be able to adjust each one separately.

Again, the grouping together is something Windows 7 does to make things much cleaner, when they all use the same printer driver.

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27 Oct 2011   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

A bit of a disappointment. When I print out with "Canon MX700 Landscape" and it is the default printer, the printout is landscape.

But, when I print out with "Canon MX700 Landscape" but "Canon MX700 Portrait" is the default printer, and whether the orientation is set to "Portrait" or "Landscape" in the print dialog of ClipCache and Word 2000, the printout is still portrait.

However, In Word 2000, I could not print out in landscape at all using the Landscape printer.

So, our little scheme does not seem to work. Or is there something one can do?

Regards,

HansL
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27 Oct 2011   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hans L View Post
Hm, I renamed my Canon printer to "Canon MX700 Portrait" and then, I added another printer, first named "Canon Inkjet MX700 series" and then changed by me to "Canon MX700 Landscape". Now, in Control Panel Hardware and Sound Devices and Printers, only Canon MX700 Landscape is listed, that is, Canon MX700 Portrait AND Canon Inkjet MX700 series FAX have disappeared.

However, in my clipboard program, ClipCache, all three printers are listed under "Select Printer".
When you have more than one printer object that all use the same printer driver, Windows 7 will present only one printer object in Devices and Printers (I think the name shown under the object is probably the name of the printer which is the default).

However they've been "grouped" for display here because they share the same driver. But if you right-click on that printer object and then drop the cursor down to the "printing preferences" item you'll see that there's a right-arrow, and you'll get a flyout that lists BOTH of your printer names.

You then select which of the two printers you want to see the "printing preferences" for, and you'll be able to adjust each one separately.

Again, the grouping together is something Windows 7 does to make things much cleaner, when they all use the same printer driver.
Okay, I do understand. Thank you!

Hans L
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27 Oct 2011   #24
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I appolgize for the confusion I added. I had a HP printer where I could click a default button which would make the settings I made, default.
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27 Oct 2011   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 OEM
 
 

I just wanted to throw this out there since you mentioned Microsoft Word. When you test your Landscape/Portrait, I wouldn't use Microsoft Word as the test. The page setup in your document in Word can override the setting you make in the driver. I'm not sure why, but it sucks.
The printer settings are ignored when you print a Word document
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27 Oct 2011   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hans L View Post
A bit of a disappointment. When I print out with "Canon MX700 Landscape" and it is the default printer, the printout is landscape.

But, when I print out with "Canon MX700 Landscape" but "Canon MX700 Portrait" is the default printer, and whether the orientation is set to "Portrait" or "Landscape" in the print dialog of ClipCache and Word 2000, the printout is still portrait.

However, In Word 2000, I could not print out in landscape at all using the Landscape printer.

So, our little scheme does not seem to work. Or is there something one can do?

Regards,

HansL
I guess that if I have the Landscape printer as default, things will work as I want, mostly. Guess that is as far as we can get on this issue. Thank you all for grat help.

Regards,

Hans L
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