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Windows 7: Word 2010 Portrait Orientation - Possible Bug

04 May 2011   #1
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 
Word 2010 Portrait Orientation - Possible Bug

How can I change the orientation of a 2" wide by 1" high document to "Portrait" in Word 2010? The orientation wants to "auto correct" back to landscape every time.

Earlier versions of Word did not do this and I was able to print in portrait mode all the time.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


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04 May 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi techguy222, and welcome to sevenforums,

if a document is wider than it's tall, then it's landscape, surely.
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04 May 2011   #3
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 
Clarification

Let me give some more background here... Word 2003 does not do this. I'm assuming the folks at Microsoft think I am doing something wrong by trying to print this out in portrait mode in 2010. I have a label printer that takes various widths of tape for printing labels. The labels come in continuous rolls of 1",2",3", and 4" widths. I need to achieve a 1"x2" label and I only have 2" tape. Printing a 1" high by 2" wide label in landscape mode would require 1" tape to be loaded. Since I have only 2" tape I need to print in portrait mode so my label maker cuts after printing 1" thus giving me a portrait printed 1x2 label on 2" tape.


This doable on word 2003 but now 2010 wants to "auto correct" my decision to use portrait and it goes back to landscape every time.

Sine I have a new PC the good ol folks at Microsoft wont let me install 2003 to have both on my PC. The only solution I have come up with so far is to stop using microsoft and to start using Open Office. Open Office writer has no issues with me creating a 2in wide by 1in high portrait document.
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04 May 2011   #4
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

Also thanks for the quick response!!! I am hoping to find a way to continue using word because that is what I am used to using.
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04 May 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sorry, i don't know - it was just that your original post confused me.

have you tried running your document in 2003 'compatibility mode'?

in advanced options:

Word 2010 Portrait Orientation - Possible Bug-wordopt.png

i really don't know if this'll work - just an idea.


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04 May 2011   #6
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

That was definitely something I haven't tried before. Good idea but it didn't work

Grr...
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04 May 2011   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sorry, that's all i've got to offer.

hopefully somebody will be along later with another suggestion.

good luck!
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04 May 2011   #8
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

I'm going to blame skynet for foolishly thinking computers can be smarter than people...
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04 May 2011   #9
Techguy222

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion mickey, have a great day!
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04 May 2011   #10
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Presuming that you are printing from Word, select the 'Mailing' tab and choose 'labels' second one in from the left. Then if you press 'Options' you can select the label you are using. All should be good then - I usually try them on a blank page first to check the alignment.

Hope that helps.
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