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Setting Paper size within Win32 MFC program

The documented SetDocumentProperties() API does not seem to work as stated.  I am writing a program that needs to print to a pre-printed form that is a strange size (205 mm X 433 mm).  According to Microsoft I can use the DM_PAPERLENGTH and DM_PAPERWIDTH in the DEVMODE structure to set the paper size to any size I need (specified in .1 mm units).  Unfortunately this doesn't seem to be supported by all drivers (some dot-matrix printers I tested didn't work).  Is there a better way to specify odd sized paper within an MFC program?

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tflaiCommented:
I have an easy solution that I did to imitate the effect of
an user changing printer setting.  It was for MSVC 1.5, but
I think it should also work for you.

      CPrintDialog pd(TRUE);
      CWinApp::UpdatePrinterSelection(FALSE);
      pd.m_pd.hDevMode = m_hDevMode;
      LPDEVMODE DevMode = pd.GetDevMode();      
      DevMode->dmOrientation = DMORIENT_LANDSCAPE;

Here, I make my MSVC application to start out with
landscape orientation regardless of what the
default printer setting is.  And for printer paper
size or other options, just change the other fields
of DEVMODE structure.
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