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    James Blumer

    Default Can't print in landscape

    I am running A5v5 home edition. I am attempting to print a report from a database that was originally produced as a dbf file by another program, and appears to have been successfully brought into Alpha 5. The layout is too wide to print in portrait mode. I have set the layout to print in landscape mode and attempted many times to select landscape mode in printer setup. After selecting the landscape box and hitting OK, if I bring up print setup again it still shows portrait. The report prints in portrait mode with overflow pages. No data is lost.I am running Windows XP and have attempted to print with two different printers using different drivers, both of which print successfully in landscape mode from other programs.

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    Alan Buchholz
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    Oct 2000
    Delavan, Wisconsin

    Default RE: Can't print in landscape


    Can you post the zipped database and table or email mail it directly if that's more acceptable?

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    "Certified" Alphaholic Keith Hubert's Avatar
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    Keith Hubert
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    London, UK

    Default RE: Can't print in landscape


    Create a new printer with the default as landscape. Set that new printer as the specified printer for that report. With a bit of luck that should do the trick.

    Keith Hubert

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    VAR davej's Avatar
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    Dave Jampole
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    Haughton, LA ( just east of Shreveport, Louisiana)

    Default RE: Can't print in landscape


    I've printed landscape both ways - set a second printer to landscape and used it for that purpose, and I've printed landscape and portrait using one printer. It would be most helpful if you would post a sample of what you are working with so we can see what you are attempting to achieve.


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