PageOrientation partially ignored?

Phil Race philip.race at
Tue Aug 18 04:42:40 UTC 2020

what printer, driver, and os?
did you call any methods to verify the values being passed are supported ?


> On Aug 17, 2020, at 9:01 PM, Tobias Oelgarte <tobias.oelgarte at> wrote:
> I just experimented with the JavaFX printing API and I'm confused about the results.
> If I request to print in landscape format the resulting page is still in portrait mode, but rotated by 90 degrees and with mirrored borders/margins. Is this intentional or should I file a bug report?
> Simplified Example:
> Printer printer = Printer.getDefaultPrinter();
> PageLayout layout = printer.createPageLayout(Paper.A4, PageOrientation.LANDSCAPE, 80, 20, 10, 40);
> PrinterJob job = PrinterJob.createPrinterJob(printer);
> job.getJobSettings().setPageLayout(layout);
> boolean success = job.printPage(someNode);
> if (success) {
>    job.endJob();
> }
> What i would expect would be an A4 page in landscape orientation, with a top border (long side) of 10, a bottom border of 40, a left border of 80 and a right border of 20. The content/node will not be rotated.
> But what i get is the following. The paper size is A4 as requested. The orientation is portrait (not as requested). The top border (long side) is 40, the bottom border is 10, the left border is 20, the right border is 80. The content/node is rotated by 90 degrees to the left.
> My guess is that the orientation is partially ignored, resulting in the confusing margins.
> -- 
> Tobias Oelgarte
> Mail: tobias.oelgarte at

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