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PDF Landscape Horizontal?

by bigman8428 / September 28, 2010 11:31 AM PDT

I made a word documentas a landscape page format and when I print it to a PDF it prints out with everything flipped a 90 degrees (you have to rotate the page) in order to read it.

Is there anyway to not have to rotate the page and still have it in landscape format as a PDF?


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Do you mean
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 28, 2010 7:52 PM PDT

that it prints in Portrait mode instead of Landscape?

If so, that is a function of the printer. When you goto Print in the File menu, there should be an option to change the (default) setting from Portrait to landscape.


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Re: pdf
by Kees Bakker / September 28, 2010 8:05 PM PDT

Printing to pdf isn't a function of Windows XP. It's not even a function of Microsoft Word.

So please tell more:
- how do you print to pdf?
- what pdf-viewer/reader do you use (Adobe, Foxit, Nitro)?
- does it already look wrong on the screen or only if you print it from the viewer?


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As others indicate, you need to tell more ...
by Edward ODaniel / September 29, 2010 2:17 AM PDT

as printing to PDF requires a third party print driver unless you are using the Microsoft PDF/XPS plug-in for Office 2007

Regardless of which print as PDF option you actually use the landscape/portrait option is handles within the print driver settings.

The Microsoft "Save as PDF" should save with correct orientation but may have to be "prompted" in its settings much as many graphics applications saving a graphic as a jpg allow you to set the compression level.

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