I believe that the terms portrait and landscape are terms traditionally used
by printers (the people not the machines). They use these terms so that they
can be clear about format for nonstandard sized layouts. I've actually heard
people complain - "why don't they use simple language like vertical and
Two other suggestions to avoid wasting paper
1. Check what is going to look like by using the print preview feature on
Netscape and current versions of IE (you need IE 5.0 or 5.5 to have this
feature I can't remember which one introduced it in IE)
2. You can also highlight the text and copy to a word processing program. I
do this for lesson plans I find on the web so I can put them the format we
Kimberly Herbert (email@example.com)
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
From: Woody Duncan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 8:39 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: printing out sideways.....
> Hi...If you go to "page setup" and put your printer on the "landscape"
> orientation, it will print out sideways and get all the information on
> page. I've done that several times when part of the info would be lopped
> off. Toodles........
this is a great solution, and so simple. Yet it brings to mind our
with basic vocabulary. We now substitute "landscape" for horizontal.
it that we are dumbing down our language. I've been to several teacher
workshops where we were asked to line up in "ABC" order ???? Do they
believe that a room full of people with multiple degrees do not know the
meaning of alphabetical.
Concerned in KC, Woody
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