Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Microsoft Outlook Only Prints in Landscape Format

Okay, I had a user, that no matter what he printed in Outlook, his printer preferences always defaulted to Landscape mode. He would have to manually edit the print style to portrait for every email. There are few things to try to fix this. 1. Edit the global Outlook print style to portrait format. 2. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook There is a file called "OutlPrnt" This file contains the Printing Style (memo, table....) Rename the file or delete it. Restart the computer and start Outlook. Outlook will recreate the file with the default settings and style, losing your custom style if you have any. 3. Lastly go into control panel and find the printer section. Go to printer preferences of the target printer and set it portrait format. The third option fixed my problem. Of course this post is geared towards WinXp. The same applies for Vista and WinXP, just use the correct directory paths.

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