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Windows 7: Word 2010 Portrait Orientation - Possible Bug

12 Jul 2011   #31
JKinslayer

W764
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techguy222 View Post
I think its funny that Word 2003 allows this but 2010 or 2007 do not. I found a work around solution! I can open the document with Open Office Write and then change the orientation to Portrait. Open Office then allows me to save it back as a .doc Word document. If I open that document back up in Word 2010 the portrait setting sticks!
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Hi Techguy222,

you can help yourself before printing like this:
1.) rename <your doc>.docx to <your doc>.zip
2.) open the zip folder and open word/document.xml in notepad
3.) change w: orient="landscape" to w: orient="portrait"
4.) save and update the zip folder.
5.) rename back to <your doc>.docx
6.) open in Office 2010 and print. It's fine.


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18 Jul 2011   #32
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

Quoted:
you can help yourself before printing like this:
1.) rename <your doc>.docx to <your doc>.zip
2.) open the zip folder and open word/document.xml in notepad
3.) change w: orient="landscape" to w: orient="portrait"
4.) save and update the zip folder.
5.) rename back to <your doc>.docx
6.) open in Office 2010 and print. It's fine.


This looks like a pretty creative idea but following your steps does not leave me with a w: orient value to change.

My xml file converted to a text document is attached.

Using open office still seems to be the easiest method to take care of the orientation issue but i'm curious if your on to something.


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28 Sep 2011   #33
michaelann

Windows 7 Prof 64-bit
 
 

Just to let every one else know: I am trying to use a previous Word document ~5 x 3 cm in portrait and Word just overrides the orientation to landscape every time. I also am using a roll of labels on a laber printer. And no, we are not loosing our minds! The label is really supposed to be in portrait mode. Does Microsoft know about this issue and how do we find that out?
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20 Nov 2014   #34
bluemonday

Windows 7 Professional 32bit/64bit
 
 

There is no option in Word 2010 to fix this.

The only option you may have is to adjust a setting in the printer driver itself. Zebra label printers have an option:
override the default settings of the application/always use driver defaults
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