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How to set Landscape print as default

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The print options for a document can be set in design for any document.

In DE 6.53 this worked fine for all options including Portrait or Landscape.

In 8.5 I cannot get it to default to Landscape.

Design option for doc is set to Landscape.

Run time it defaults to Portrait.


Written by Sam Bird 21/11/22 at 17:57:49 Dataease [{8}]FIVE

Re:How to set Landscape print as default

Just tested and it works fine as you can see from above.

We suspect the reason is you use a PDF printer. Some of them have problems with the concept of landscape/portrait etc.


Written by DataEase 22/11/22 at 10:52:56 Dataease [{8}]FIVE

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Same occurs for PDF & physical printers


Written by Sam Bird 23/11/22 at 02:40:30 Dataease [{8}]FIVE

Re:Re:Re:How to set Landscape print as default

Would you be able to send an example document where the print format is set to Landscape that I can install on the base DE 8.5 to test?


Written by Sam Bird 23/11/22 at 04:42:30 Dataease [{8}]FIVE

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The Landscape default setting only works with Reports.
The example provided above where it works is a QBM Report created on 'System Info'.
I tested that on the base system and confirmed it does allow for Landscape to be set as default for QBM Reports.

The same does not apply for Forms.
Example:
Open 'Example - Send Advanced Mail' Form in Designer.

Change print options to Landscape - Save.

Open Example - Send Advanced Mail form -> Print option defaults to Portrait.


Written by Sam Bird 25/11/22 at 01:38:58 Dataease [{8}]FIVE

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Yes. It looks like you are right.

We tested this in DE9 too and its the same there. We will put it on the fix list for DE9. 

The workaround in DE85 would be to make a QBM use original layout and print that instead if you want it to always print Landscape.


Written by DataEase 25/11/22 at 10:17:39 Dataease [{8}]FIVE

re:How to set Landscape print as default

The challenge is i have a number of 6.53 migrated forms and DQL reports that must be printed landscape.

The user can select landscape although that's not ideal as they are very much used to it working in 6.53.
Alternatively will have to see if the forms will still work ok as a 'Live' report.

The DQL reports are supposed to print without displaying dialogue which negates any user intervention.

 When will 9 with fix be available?


Written by Sam Bird 26/11/22 at 09:29:26 Dataease [{8}]FIVE

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Is there no possibility of a fix for this in 8.5 ?


Written by Sam Bird 29/11/22 at 06:04:54 Dataease [{8}]FIVE
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