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Save PDF Document in legal size, landscape or portrait orientation

This article describes how to set a PDF in legal size, landscape or portrait orientation.

Detailed instructions

Create a legal size PDF in QuickBooks Desktop

  1. Go to Printers and Faxes:
    1. On the keyboard, press the Windows logo+R. The Run dialog box opens.
    2. In the Run box,  type control printers then click OK.
  2. Right-click the Microsoft XPS Document Writer and select printing preferences.
  3. Click the Advanced button.
  4. Click the Images: JPG - Medium Compression link then change it to JPG - Minimum or PNG lossless Compression.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Create the PDF as normal.
  7. Open the PDF and from the File menu, select Print.
  8. Click the Properties button then go to the Advanced tab and change the paper size to legal.

Save a PDF document in landscape or portrait orientation

The orientation must be set before the document is saved. Select the desired orientation in the printer options for the printer you are using in the QuickBooks Printer Setup for Reports.

  1. From the QuickBooks File menu, select Printer Setup.
  2. Click the Form Name drop-down and choose Report.
  3. Click the Options button next to the Printer name field to open your printer properties window.
  4. Go to the Finishing tab and in the Orientation section, select  Portrait or Landscape.

Note: There is an orientation setting in the QuickBooks Printer setup window but it does NOT change the orientation when saving the PDF document. Orientation must be set on the actual printer properties.

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