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Hi,

I want to save the Print Setup and later use it in my Print.  I want to save page orientation.  For this I use printSetup(), I set the orientation and OK.  When I call it again, the setting is lost.

I do not want to invoke printSetup() every time I go through printFrame().


PrinterJob printJob;
      PageFormat pageFormat;
      
      public void printSetup()
      {
        printJob = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();
           
        pageFormat = printJob.pageDialog(printJob.defaultPage());
      }
      

      public void printFrame()
    {
          try {
                  printJob = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();
            printJob.setPrintable(this);
            if (printJob.printDialog()) {
                try {
                    printJob.print();  
                } catch (Exception ex) {   ex.printStackTrace();   }
            }                        
            } catch (java.lang.Exception e) { }      
      
      }
      
      public int print(Graphics g, PageFormat pageFormat, int pageIndex) {
    if (pageIndex > 0) {
      return(NO_SUCH_PAGE);
    }
    else {
      Graphics2D g2d = (Graphics2D)g;
      g2d.translate(pageFormat.getImageableX(), pageFormat.getImageableY());
      setDoubleBuffered(false);
      paint(g2d);
      setDoubleBuffered(true);
      return(PAGE_EXISTS);
    }
  }
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Question by:akoifman
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by:AlexJ030200
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Hi Alex.

You could create your own default pageFormat and only open the dialog the first time you print something or only when a menu item for page format is clicked.

Then you use

  printJob.setPrintable(this, pageFormat);

instead of  

  printJob.setPrintable(this);

in your program.

If you want this choices to live across sessions, and per user basis, you could save a property file with the necessary information (probably paper size and orientation), and create a page format from that at the beginning of a new session.
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by:akoifman
ID: 2608105
Thanks it worked.  Although it is not reflected in the dialog.  The dialog still shows Portrait, even if it is set (prints) to Lanscape.
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AlexJ030200 earned 400 total points
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Unfortunately, your problem is a reported and not yet corrected bug in the windows implementation of Java.

You can read the last report on this error at
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/bugParade/bugs/4197377.html

(You'll have to register to the java Development connection in order to read this, but affiliation is free).
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