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JennyFeng-MSFT asked ·

Different printer settings are not used - default printer settings are used instead

Hi

I have two printer, the only different is that one is set to portrait mode, and the other is landscape mode.

Portrait mode printer is the default printer, and when trying to print to landscape printer, then portrait mode is used. I have to change the orientation in the Print dialog every time.
I've tested with Notepad and WordPad program. The default System Print Dialog seem to use the default printer settings for all printers.

Can this be changed?

I have seen this on both Windows 10 and Windows 2012 R2.

Source link: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/e49bd327-c386-4347-8637-aae510ff2fd5/different-printer-settings-are-not-used-default-printer-settings-are-used-instead?forum=win10itprohardware

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TeemoTang-MSFT answered ·

Yes, you are right. It can’t be changed.

Printer settings is a global setting, once we use default Portrait mode in page orientation, it applied to all printers, despite we switch to another printer, default orientation is still Portrait, need to change manually.

In other words, if we change the mode through printer settings, the printer will use the mode you choose as the default mode, once we change the printer to landscape mode all programs will print in landscape mode instead of portrait.

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ErikLarsson-2128 answered ·

Hi!

sorry to wake up an old subject, but is there really no solution to this?

We have set up two printers as described in originalpost, these are shared from Server 2016.
And we face the same problem, Windows stubbornly resists to change orientation despite choosing another printer.

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