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Set page orientation

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To set page orientation

To change printing preferences, you must have the Print permission, which is one of several printer permissions. For more information, click Related Topics

Any changes you make in Printing Preferences will alter the default document settings for the printer and will affect all documents you send to the printer. To change print settings for individual documents from within a program, click Page Setup (or Print Setup) on the program`s File menu, and then make selections.

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Right-click the icon for the printer you are using, and then click Printing Preferences.

  3. On the Layout tab, under Orientation, click one of the following options:

    • Portrait to print vertically on the page.

    • Landscape to print horizontally on the page.

    • Rotated Landscape to rotate the print 90 degrees counterclockwise on the page.

    A representation of your selection will appear in the display area of the dialog box.


  • To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • You can also open printing preferences in Printers and Faxes by clicking a printer, and then clicking Select printing preferences under Tasks on the left side of the window. This option is available only if folders are set to look like a Web page and a printer is selected. For more information, click Related Topics.

  • The Orientation options appear in the dialog box only if your printer supports this feature. The specific options available depend on the printer you are using.

  • To set the printing default for all users connected to the printer, see Set printing defaults.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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