Controlling Browser Orientation Setting from HTML
Posted on 2003-10-31
Ok, my gut says this is ridiculous, but the pointy-haired managers who said "ok" to the clients refuse to let it go so I need some help. I would appreciate your input!
I have a web application that produces reports. The reports can be output to HTML on the browser.
Some of the reports need to be printed in a "landscape" orientation from the browser so the data doesn't overflow (which would involve the user clicking on the "Landscape" radio button under layout orientation after they clicked "print". )
Apparently, this is too much to ask from our users. They want the page orientation on the browser to automatically be set to the appropriate setting for the report so they "don't have to think."
So, the question -
Is there any way for an HTML page to tell the browser which setting to default the printer page orientation (portrait or landscape)?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!