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How to change to portrait printing format

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Grand Master

How to change to portrait printing format

When I send a page to print in Firefox, it comes up as a landscape portrait - which I never use and which seldom fits the whole page. Previously, in other apps, I've got around this by changing the format in Print Preview, but there's no option to do this. It was always OK in the past - what happened?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I had downloaded a new version of Firefox (3.6.6 for Mac)

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Regular User

Re: How to change to portrait printing format

Did you try File -> Page Setup?

Support Forum Moderator

Re: How to change to portrait printing format

You can also change it thru the Print Preview window. File > Print Preview

Grand Master

Re: How to change to portrait printing format

Thanks guys, but it's the 'Layout Direction' - which is one of the supposded options within Print Preview (underneath where it says 'Pages per Sheet', see screenshot) - that is no longer working in this version of Firefox.

If I simply go to Print Preview and change the immediate layout I only get the choice of landscape upright or landscape sideways - and what I want is portrait, which I can only access through the above method.

I think it's a blip in the machine. I do wish these major web browsers would offer proper 'help' vehicles instead of threaded forums.

Anyway, thanks so far for the help. Any further ideas welcome...

Grand Master

Re: How to change to portrait printing format

sorry, couldn't upload screenshot...

Support Forum Moderator

Re: How to change to portrait printing format

Sorry, you get the "help" you pay for with Firefox. Plus there are no "helpers" here (AFAIK) who are experienced Mac-users, those of us who use Windows and Linux try our best to help answer Mac-related postings, but it looks like that might be a waste of our time due the differences in Firefox on the Mac-platform.

New User

Re: How to change to portrait printing format

I had to to into Firefox/File/Page Setup to change from landscape to portrait. In Safari, when you want to print, you get the print option to click on either portrait or landscape, but Firefox will not let you access this. Really annoying!