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Ms-Dos program only printing in landscape

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Sup everyone. I have an old ms-dos program that is now running on xp. When i print from it, it only prints in landscape. Ive gone in and tryed to change the options but it doesnt really give me any. Any ideas of why this might be happening? thanks
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How many printers do you have setup on your system?  Are they local or networked printers?

A lot of old dos programs printed directly to port LPT1 ....go into your windows printers.. Is port LPT1  setup to print to any of your current printers already.  If so see if you can change that printers defaults to


Possibly you can setup a fake port LPT1 and direct it to a different printer...Then change that printer to print in something other than landscape.
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Another option you could change ur default printer to a print to text file printer...
or ifthat doesnt work you could disable or temorerily remove all your printers except for one print to TEXT printer...

Then when you printed from the DOS program it would create a text file that you could print in word or notpad any way you wanted from windows...

Or if you have the full adobe acrobat on your system..You could change that to ur defualt and print to that wich would create a PDF file that you could print from windows...

Let me know I can help you with any of the above in detail...
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