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How to set default paper size on printer for all users RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have a set of PCs, each connected to a label printer via USB.  I need to set them all to have a non-standard default paper size (7.2cm x 3.7cm rather than the standard the driver gives me) for all users. 

    The users aren't using Office, so amending the standard normal.dot won't help them - they each pick up the paper size from the device in 'devices and printers'.  There are a lot of pcs, and a lot of users, so even though it sticks for each user on each machine, they hotdesk, so could be at any machine.

    I've hunted the registry, but can't find a default paper size in anything obvious.

    Thanks

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:01 AM

Answers

  • 1. I would address printer vendor support with this problem.

    2. Make sure that program that users are printing from support target size.

    Both seems to be beyong the default settings.

    Rgds

    Milos

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, May 6, 2014 2:49 AM
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:01 PM
  • For IE the paper size setting are as below. 

    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

    Value : type Description
    PageOrientation : REG_DWORD Specifies page orientation. Valid settings are 1=portrait, 2=landscape. Default setting is 1.
    PrintQuality : REG_DWORD Specifies print quality. Valid settings are 1=draft, 2=final. Default setting is 1.
    PaperSize : REG_DWORD Specifies paper size. Valid settings are 1=letter, 5=Legal, 9=A4, 13=B5.Default setting is 1.


    For Acrobat Reader the settings are under [HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\5.0\AVGeneral]

    You may need to ask your vendor for the difference applications. 

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, May 6, 2014 2:49 AM
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:36 PM

All replies

  • 1. I would address printer vendor support with this problem.

    2. Make sure that program that users are printing from support target size.

    Both seems to be beyong the default settings.

    Rgds

    Milos

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, May 6, 2014 2:49 AM
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:01 PM
  • For IE the paper size setting are as below. 

    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

    Value : type Description
    PageOrientation : REG_DWORD Specifies page orientation. Valid settings are 1=portrait, 2=landscape. Default setting is 1.
    PrintQuality : REG_DWORD Specifies print quality. Valid settings are 1=draft, 2=final. Default setting is 1.
    PaperSize : REG_DWORD Specifies paper size. Valid settings are 1=letter, 5=Legal, 9=A4, 13=B5.Default setting is 1.


    For Acrobat Reader the settings are under [HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\5.0\AVGeneral]

    You may need to ask your vendor for the difference applications. 

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Tuesday, May 6, 2014 2:49 AM
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:36 PM
  • How to set a default page size for all users.

    1.       Login as an administrator
    2.       Go to printer properties
    3.       Click the advanced tab
    4.       Click on “Printing Defaults…” button on the bottom.
    5.       Select the appropriate stock size.
    6.       Click Apply.

    Now all users should have the same page size.


    I had the hardest time finding this and it was in front of me all the time....



    • Edited by KipDole Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:02 PM
    • Proposed as answer by JB409 Friday, February 1, 2019 12:37 AM
    Monday, October 26, 2015 5:29 PM