HP Printer Not Printing Landscape [How to Fix]

Your HP printer not printing landscape issue can be fixed using the solutions we have provided in this article.

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Steps to Fix HP Printer not Printing Landscape

To fix your HP printer not printing landscape problem, do the simple steps below:

Step 1: Turn on your computer.

Step 2: Click on the Windows “Start” button.

Step 3: Go to “Control Panel”.

Step 4: Click on “Printers”.

Step 5: Right-click on your HP printer.

Step 6: Click “Properties”.

Step 7: Click on the tab labeled “Advanced”.

Step 8: Choose “Print directly to printer”.

Step 9: Click on “Apply”.

Step 10: Click on “OK”.

If you own an HP Designjet printer that is not printing landscape from AutoCAD 2008 and 2007, follow the instructions below to fix the problem.

If you are facing other HP printer not printing problems, you should read this article: HP Printer Not Printing [Issues & Solutions] to find solutions to the problem.

How to Fix HP Designjet Printer not Printing Landscape from AutoCAD 2008 and 2007

Follow the steps below that apply to your HP Designjet printer model below:

For HP Designjet 4500, 4000, 800 and 500

If you cannot print landscape on your HP Designjet 4500, 4000, 800, or 500 printers, do the following to resolve the issue:

i. For a page size that is not bigger than 42 inches, go to your printer’s printing preferences and do the following:

  • Ensure that the option for “Autorotate” in your driver settings is enabled.
  • Set the “Roll Size” to “42 inch roll”. Don’t select a smaller size even if your roll size is indeed smaller than the 42-inch size. This selection will make your driver believe that the printer has adequate paper to enable the rotation of the drawing.

ii. For a page size that is 42 inches, you will have to downgrade the version of your driver to 6.17. This driver is recommended because it doesn’t seem to have this issue of not printing in landscape.

At the end of this section, you will find the steps on how to downgrade the driver to the version we just mentioned. 

For HP Designjet Z6100, Z3100, Z2100, T1100 and T610

If you cannot print landscape on your HP Designjet Z6100, Z3100, Z2100, T1100, or T610 printer, do the following steps to resolve the issue:

Step 1: On your Windows computer, navigate to the folder for “Printers and Faxes”.

Step 2: Right-click on the print queue.

Step 3: Click on “Properties”.

Step 4: Click on the tab labeled “Device Settings”.

Step 5: Change the option for “Automatic configuration” to “OFF” if it is turned on.

Step 6: Under “Paper loaded on roll”, do these:

i. Select “Custom” for “Width”.

ii. Set “44” as the “Custom width”.

How to Downgrade the Printer Driver to Version 6.17

To downgrade the printer driver to version 6.17, do the steps below:

Step 1: On your Windows computer, navigate to the folder for “Printers and Faxes”.

Step 2: Locate and delete the print queues that belong to the driver you want to downgrade from. In other words, if you are downgrading from version 6.19, then all the print queues relating to that driver should be deleted.

Step 3: After deleting the print queues, navigate to “File”.

Step 4: Select “Server properties”.

Step 5: Click on the tab labeled “Drivers”.

Step 6: From the driver list, click on the driver you want to downgrade from.

Step 7: Click the button labeled “Remove”.

Step 8: Wait for the driver to be removed completely.

Step 9: Reinstall the previous driver version.

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Settings you can Change to fix your HP Printer Not Printing Landscape

Apart from the above, changing the following settings might resolve your HP printer not printing landscape problem.

1. Change to Landscape Orientation in Microsoft Word

If you are printing from Microsoft Word, follow the instruction below that is particular to your case.

For Windows

How to Change Document Page Orientation

To change the document page orientation in MS Word on your Windows computer, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open the document you want to print.

Step 2: Click on “Layout”.

Step 3: Click on “Orientation”.

Step 4: Choose “Landscape”.

Step 5: Now click on “File”.

Step 6: Click on “Print”.

Step 7: Check under “Settings” and confirm that “Landscape Orientation” is selected in the orientation box.

Step 8: Click on “Print”.

How to Change Specific Pages Orientation

If you want some specific pages to print in landscape, do the steps below:

Step 1: Go to the pages you intend to change and select all the text.

Step 2: Click on “Layout”.

Step 3: Click on the dialog launcher for “Page Setup”.

Step 4: Click on “Landscape” under “Orientation”.

Step 5: Beside “Apply to”, select “Selected text”.

Step 6: Click on “OK”.

Step 7: Go to the menu for “File”.

Step 8: Click on “Print”.

How to Change the Orientation from the Point of the Cursor Forward

If you want to change the orientation of the page from the position of the cursor forward, do the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the point where you desire the orientation change to begin from.

Step 2: Click on “Layout”.

Step 3: Click on the dialog launcher for “Page Setup”.

Step 4: Click on “Landscape” under “Orientation”.

Step 5: Beside “Apply to”, select “This point forward”.

Step 6: Click on “OK”.

How to Change the Orientation for a Particular Section

If you want to change a particular section’s orientation, do the following steps:

Note: To do this, you must have added section breaks into your document.

Step 1: Navigate to “Home”.

Step 2: Click on the “Show/Hide” icon. This will show nonprinting characters.

Step 3: Double-click on the section break after the section you intend to change.

Step 4: Click on “Margins”.

Step 5: Click on “Landscape” under “Orientation”.

Step 6: Beside “Apply to”, select “This section”.

Step 6: Click on “OK”.

Step 7: Go to the menu for “File”.

Step 8: Click on “Print”.

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For macOS

How to Change Document Page Orientation

To change the document page orientation in MS Word on your Mac, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open the document you want to print.

Step 2: Click on “Layout”.

Step 3: Click on “Orientation”.

Step 4: Choose “Landscape”.

Step 5: Now click on “File”.

Step 6: Click on “Print”.

How to Change Specific Pages Orientation

If you want some specific pages to print in landscape, do the steps below:

Step 1: Go to the pages you intend to change and select all the text.

Step 2: Click on “Format”.

Step 3: Click on “Document”.  

Step 4: Click on “Page Setup” in the dialog box bottom area.

Step 5: besides “Orientation”, click on “Landscape”.

Step 6: Click on “OK”.

Step 7: Beside “Apply to”, select “Selected text”.

Step 8: Click on “OK”.

Step 9: Go to the menu for “File”.

Step 10: Click on “Print”.

How to Change the Orientation from the Point of the Cursor Forward

If you want to change the orientation of the page from the position of the cursor forward, do the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the point where you desire the orientation change to begin from.

Step 2: Click on “Format”.

Step 3: Click on “Document”. 

Step 4: Click on “Page Setup”.

Step 5: Select “Landscape”.

Step 6: Click on “OK”.

Step 7: Beside “Apply to”, select “This point forward”.

Step 8: Click on “OK”.

How to Change the Orientation for a Particular Section

If you want to change a particular section’s orientation, do the following steps:

Note: To do this, you must have added section breaks into your document.

Step 1: Click on the tab labeled “Home”.

Step 2: Click on the “Show all nonprinting characters” icon. This will show nonprinting characters.

Step 3: Double-click on the section break after the section you intend to change.

Step 4: Click on “Page Setup”.

Step 5: Click on “Landscape” beside “Orientation”.

Step 6: Click on “OK”.

Step 7: Beside “Apply to”, select “This section”.

Step 8: Click on “OK”.

Step 9: Go to the menu for “File”.

Step 10: Click on “Print”.