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5695 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2008 10:49 AM by MRoderick
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2008 9:52 AM (in response to cyclistdave)
Any suggestion on how to truly change the default page orientation from landscape back to portrait, for printing (e.g., in Mail, Safari, TurboTax, etc.)?
Use an application that has Page Setup, such as TextEdit. Set the orientation to Portrait, then chose "Save As Default" in the Settings menu. That should reset it. For future reference, the page format default is stored in /<home>/Library/Preferences/com.apple.print.PrintingPrefs.plist. Deleting this file will also revert the orientation.
I've tried to fix by (re)creating Presets (in the Print dialog box) -- changing the orientation to portrait, and "saving" the preset(s). But when I open the Presets later, the supposedly saved portrait orientation has not been saved. The orientation still is landscape.
The page setup features aren't saved as part of the presets, and this is a bug.
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2008 8:57 AM (in response to John Blanchard1)Every app defaults to landscape in the print dialog. I do not have a printingprefs.plist on my computer 10.5.4
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2008 9:04 AM (in response to John Everett)The full name is com.apple.print.PrintingPrefs.plist and it is the Preferences folder in your user Library.PowerBook G4
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2008 1:44 PM (in response to John Everett)Can you change the orientation at the printer?MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2008 10:49 AM (in response to John Blanchard1)Fixed it for me after restarting the applications.
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer this question, it was driving me nuts.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)