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How to print Smart Forms on Zebra printer with the landscape format

How do I print Smart Forms in landscape mode on a Zebra printer? I already set the print configuration on the Zebra printer driver and tried to choose a landscape page format (other than DINA4). However, it still printed out in standard portrait format. Did I miss anything?

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No, you didn't do anything wrong. The short answer is: You cannot rotate the label output for a smart form to produce landscape labels. According to Zebra, this is due to a limitation in their ZPL II printer language.

There is a workaround, but it is too complicated to go into here. If you wish to learn more about it, I suggest that you go to Zebra's SAP Smart Forms page then select "SAP Smart Forms Technical Documentation". This takes you to free documentation found on Zebra's website.

This was first published in June 2007

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