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    page setup (IE6)

    Dumb question: since most monitors are in 'landscape' orientation, and the IE 'Print' command tries to print what's on the screen, why isn't the default page setup orientation landscape, too?
    Ans since it's not, how can it make it so?

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    Re: page setup (IE6)

    As far as I have been able to determine from earlier posts on this subjects here and in the newsgroups, Internet Explorer does not store the page orientation between sessions, so it defaults to the default page setting of your printer each time you restart Interner Explorer.

    If you need to use the vertical scroll bar to see all the contents of a web page, all of it will be printed, not just one screenful, so printing in landscape is not necessary.

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    Re: page setup (IE6)

    Agreed on most of this, but sometimes with some pages it cuts off the right-hand ends of lines of text: setting page setup as landscape 'cures' this.
    Might be down to bad page design?

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    Re: page setup (IE6)

    IE tries to resize the component parts of the web page to fit onto a printer page, but depending on the design that can be more or less successful.

    You can, of course, set landscape manually.

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    Re: page setup (IE6)

    Just change the Printer to default to Landscape mode, if that the way you want it.
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    Re: page setup (IE6)

    That should work, but it would affect printing from other applications too, which may not be disirable... Anyway, it's up to John.

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    Re: page setup (IE6)

    Thank you, both. So Now I Know.

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    Re: page setup (IE6)

    Hi John

    Printer Express is a great little program that makes it very easy to quickly change your default "Printer" target on the fly.
    Try it for FREE then decide if it's worth the asking price of $12.00US.

    Keep in mind rhat you can "Add" a printer for each printer setup (portrait, landscape, draft quality, photo quality, grey scale, colour, etc,) and very easily set any one as default as required. You can also "Add" any device that you can "print" to.

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: page setup (IE6)

    You could always change to a better browser. Firefox remembers your preferences in page setup. (Plus a few other improvements over IE)

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