Excel Print Orientation Problems

MarkVMcCullagh

Board Regular
Joined
Oct 22, 2002
Messages
72
I was asked by a co-worker to try to print an Excel worksheet in landscape rather than portrait as he was having bother getting it to do so. I tried and could not either. The file is an old file created on an older PC. We have been printing this correctly each month. However what changed was our boss decided to request upgrade from Windows 2000 to XP and so we had our PCs replaced. We were and still are using Excel 2003. We are printing to a networked Ricoh Aficio printer.

At first I wondered if Fit to Page and Page breaks were somehow causing the problem but it seems not to be the case.

I traced the problem to the orientation under File > Page setup > Page
changing but this is not reflected in the orientation within
Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes > {select printer} > {select printer preferences}

If I change the orientation through Windows I can get the correct print.

I never had this problem previously. Am I unaware of something I should be doing in Excel that can sort out orientation or is it possibly a printer driver issue?
 

Some videos you may like

Excel Facts

Enter current date or time
Ctrl+: enters current time. Ctrl+; enters current date. Use Ctrl+: Ctrl+; Enter for current date & time.

BrianB

Well-known Member
Joined
Feb 17, 2003
Messages
8,127
As far as I can see this is normal behaviour.
Excel print settings override the default settings for the printer.
 

MarkVMcCullagh

Board Regular
Joined
Oct 22, 2002
Messages
72
BrianB thanks for the reply.

To correct you, Excel is unfortunately not over-riding the printer settings in this case but is rather subservient to the external settings.

To get a correct print I have to go into Windows to adjust the print setting.
 

Watch MrExcel Video

Forum statistics

Threads
1,122,710
Messages
5,597,701
Members
414,164
Latest member
ARTW

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top