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#37 : Landscape printing with Win32TextPrinter

Status: Done

I had some work before getting to render pages in landscape orientation on some printers.

Like any TextPrinter, the Win32TextPrinter is supposed to automatically select landscape printing if pageHeight < pageWidth (specified using the pageSize parameter of the TextPrinter constructor).

To implement this, I used a Microsoft function SetWorldTransform() which requires SetGraphicsMode(win32con.GM_ADVANCED), which in turn works only on some printers and on others not.

The solution was to not use advanced graphics mode and to set devmode.Orientation when creating the device context (09.08.06)

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