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Windows 7: Setting Portrait or Landscape


25 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Setting Portrait or Landscape

Hello:

In printing screens, it is often necessary to set the printing orientation to either Portrait or Landscape. However, drilling down in menus until you get to where you can set this is boring and time-consuming. Is there any way to do this quickly (button/macro or the like) for Win 7?

Thanks!

Hans L

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25 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Maybe try this freeware software, it's been around a while and seems pretty popular Gadwin Printscreen
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25 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

PooMan, that app does not seem to do what I want, namely being able to set Portrait or Landscape in one click or two.

Thanks anyway.

Hans L
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25 Oct 2011   #4

XP Professional, 7 Professional
 
 

Are you printing from Word? What version? Any shortcut is going to be specific to the software. In MS Word anything 2007 or newer it's on the Page Layout -> Orientation tab.
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25 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No, it is not app-specific. In my printer, Canon Inkjet MX700, it has to do with getting to

Printer properties General Preferences... button Page Setup Orientation (radio buttons Portrait or Landscape).

Any way to set Portrait or Landscape without having to go through the steps above?

Regards,

Hans L
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26 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Probably not, because you are trying to change a printer specific setting. The app you are printing from should be the better place to go and change it as needed.
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26 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No printer registry setting that one could change "on the fly"?

Hans L
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26 Oct 2011   #8
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
The app you are printing from should be the better place to go and change it as needed.
That's how I do it. The option is there as soon as the print preview comes up to select portrait or landscape, no need to change it in the printer settings.
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26 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Here is what I have to do in ClipCache, a popular clipboard program (see attached image files):

ClipCache: Click the Print icon

Print.jpg: Click the Properties... button

Properties.jpg: Click the Page Setup tab

Page Setup.jpg: Check Landscape or Portrait, then click OK

Print.jpg: Click OK

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Just a pain, since I do this fairly often.

Any suggestions?

Hans L


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26 Oct 2011   #10

XP Professional, 7 Professional
 
 

I'm pretty sure it's possible to write a batch file which changes the settings for the printer. Then you could just double click the icon. If I remember correctly it's some form of the RUNDLL32 function. I'd have to spend some time researching and testing.
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