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    Print settings (IE 6.0 / WIN 2000)

    I recently upgraded from IE 5 to IE 6, including Outlook Express 6. Problem: both have Landscape as standard print setting, and will not remember a change to portrait.
    How can I force them to have portrait as a default? (WIN 2000)

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    Re: Print settings (IE 6.0 / WIN 2000)

    Check out on the menu in IE, "File, page setup".

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Print settings (IE 6.0 / WIN 2000)

    Of course ... but how do I get IE to _remember_ this setting?

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    Re: Print settings (IE 6.0 / WIN 2000)

    If this is a local printer try changing the printer preferences in the printer applet.

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    Re: Print settings (IE 6.0 / WIN 2000)

    Maybe my question was not clear enough.
    All other programs I have on the computer (Office 2000 pro, AutoCad 2000 to name the most used) print in the document orientation, and remember the last setting from either the prog or the printer dialog box. IE6 and OE8 _always_ come up with landscape. I change, print, close - and the next time again they come up in landscape. Or I forget to change, and print trash.
    Where does IE6/OE6 store this setting?
    More details: IE 6.0.2800.1106 SP1, OE 6.00.2800.1106, WIN 2000 5.00.2195 SP4, Printer Canon BJC4400 (local), no network

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    Re: Print settings (IE 6.0 / WIN 2000)

    The question was clear.

    The Windows Registry does store Print Orientations for IE and OE. The same default always applies. It is unexpected to see your default being Landscape - as AFAIK the default is normally Portrait. Does your network or printer have orientation settings that are controlled from outside your machine?

    Office 2000 Pro includes Outlook 2000. This is not as simple to use as OE, but default Print Settings are available under File|Page Setup|Manage Print Styles. Outlook 2000 also has a version fo IE inside it - accessed by the Address component on the Web Toolbar. On my machine, this always defaults to Portrait, but this may not be the case on your machine.

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    Re: Print settings (IE 6.0 / WIN 2000)

    FWIW - check your registry and see if you have either of these keys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerPageSetup
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerPageSetup

    ** Note: I don't think those are the right places to look -- because in theory Page Orientation is not supposed to be stored there. But, given the number of undocumented registry entries that exist, it is worth one peak.
    _________________________

    Next, look here:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionInternet Settings

    This is where the Page Orientation value is supposed to be kept. The Value that you are looking for is a DWORD named "PageOrientation" -- as you might have guessed. Valid data values are:

    1=portrait, 2=landscape. (Default setting is 1.)
    _______________________

    That being said, I tried to modify my default page orientation using that information -- and it did not work! So, who knows...

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