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Microsoft Word/printing problem in Word 2010


hi Adian,how are you?

I'm experiencing an unexpected problem, when printing in
Word 2010 (and Windows 7)

No matter what I do on the Print page, telling the machine to print in Portrait orientation, it prints only in Landscape orientation. I tried this in several files.

Thanks, Chris

i've not come across this and it ALMOST sounds as though it may be related to the printer - possibly an issue with the driver, or POSSIBLY the default settings - I'm not aware of anything in word that would cause a document to NOT print in the specified orientation (there would be little point in it having this setting!)
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions of Word from 2 onwards. As AllExperts closes down, just google me to find my details - I will still be around answering questions!


have worked with Word for more years than I care to remember!

Educated to UK A level standard, but the university of life has been more relevant!

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