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    Question printer driver programming

    would it be possible to make a printer driver that gets information
    and turn is 90 dicrais around with c++

    this is for trying to get rappidfile to print landscape
    if x == y , y == x

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    Not without knowing a good deal more about which OS/Compiler/Printer/.... you have
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    the os is windows 98
    the printer is hp deskjet 5600 series
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    If you were running this on Windows it would be fairly easy. You just have to get the device context for the printer and then draw the string at 90 degrees into the graphics context. I'm not sure how you would do it from a Unix program.

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    Originally posted by CompURocket
    If you were running this on Windows it would be fairly easy. You just have to get the device context for the printer and then draw the string at 90 degrees into the graphics context. I'm not sure how you would do it from a Unix program.
    Uhh... he's using Windows 98, so why'd you bring up *NIX?
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    I guess I didn't read that line about Windows 98.

    Just create a common print dialog box with the PD_RETURNDC flag set. This will give you the device context for the printer that you will be able to "draw" on using GDI.

    You will have to create a custom font with the vertical properties and use it to "draw" your text.

    References:
    Look on MSDN for LOGFONT and its members lfEscapement and lfOrientation.

    Here is a link that might help:
    http://www.codeguru.com/mfc/comments/27249.shtml

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