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I've managed to find out how to set my printer default to portrait or landscape, as needed, but how would I:

Set the printer dialog box to default to legal size paper, and 150dpi instead of the printer default 300dpi?
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by:inthe
ID: 1342433
Hi,
  Try the following:
   Printer.PageWidth:=your page width;
    Printer.PageHeight:=your page height;
   Printer.Canvas.Font.PixelsPerInch:=150;

 KEEP ON THE DELPHI
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by:oneeye
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Those are read only properties: they give you the number of pixels in the canvas you are printing. Attempting to assign a property to pageheight and pagewidth gives an error...
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inthe earned 200 total points
ID: 1342435
hi again
 found this it might be of more help
it contains code to change the papersize and
the paper bin that is used:

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
 Device : array[0..255] of char;
 Driver : array[0..255] of char;
 Port   : array[0..255] of char;
 hDMode : THandle;
 PDMode : PDEVMODE;
begin
  Printer.PrinterIndex := Printer.PrinterIndex;
  Printer.GetPrinter(Device, Driver, Port, hDMode);
  if hDMode <> 0 then begin
    pDMode := GlobalLock(hDMode);
    if pDMode <> nil then begin
 
{Set to legal}
 
 pDMode^.dmFields := pDMode^.dmFields or dm_PaperSize;
 pDMode^.dmPaperSize := DMPAPER_LEGAL;

{Set to custom size}

 pDMode^.dmFields := pDMode^.dmFields or
 DM_PAPERSIZE or
 DM_PAPERWIDTH or
 DM_PAPERLENGTH;
 pDMode^.dmPaperSize := DMPAPER_USER;
 pDMode^.dmPaperWidth := 100 {SomeValueInTenthsOfAMillimeter};
 pDMode^.dmPaperLength := 100 {SomeValueInTenthsOfAMillimeter};

{Set the bin to use}
 pDMode^.dmFields := pDMode^.dmFields or DMBIN_MANUAL;
 pDMode^.dmDefaultSource := DMBIN_MANUAL;
 GlobalUnlock(hDMode);
   end;
  end;
Printer.PrinterIndex := Printer.PrinterIndex;
 Printer.BeginDoc;
 Printer.Canvas.TextOut(100,100, 'Test 1');
 Printer.EndDoc;
end;
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by:oneeye
ID: 1342436
That's got it! Much obliged.
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by:inthe
ID: 1342437
wayhay glad to be of assistance
printing can be a real *****  
and thankyou for my first points
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