Photoshop: Epson Workforce 60 printer won't print pdf landscape files in landscape (does it as portrait)

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My Epson Workforce 60 printer won't print pdf landscape files in landscape (does it as portrait) and Epson says it is a PhotoShop problem. I am using a Mac in OS 10.6.8.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What version of Photoshop?

Is it uniques to PDFs? Are you exporting PDFs from Photoshop and printing them from Acrobat?

Does it work correctly if the file are PSDs printed directly from PS?
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I build the landscape print files in PhotoShop with text as part of the picture files, but before printing, I choose "save as pdf."

I've also had trouble previously when printing landscape files for booklets with pictures that had text elements in them, especially if I wanted to print them in two parts to accommodate both color and gray scale for b&w. If I can solve the landscape printing in b&w, I will try converting my b&w files to sepia, so I can print in color in one pass. I asked for help from Epson when the pages printed with
only partial pictures when I tried to print in two passes. I received no satisfactory explanation, so I thought the b&w to sepia might work, if I can do it in one pass.

Without the gray scale option the blacks have a bluish cast. I have printed landscape directly from PhotoShop successfully in the past, but the PDF files allow me to have the pages printed by Staples or another commercial printer. Also I don't mind more than one pass through the printer per page so I can print from both PhotoShop and Applework files, but when I do this I get incomplete printing often on just the second side of a printed sheet.

Thanks for your interest in my printing problems.
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If you open the PDF files in Acrobat or Preview and print them, do they print correctly?
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I'll try this and get back to you. Thanks for helping.
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I'm only offered the default: "Open - Adobe reader" when I click on the pdf file and the page that opens won't let me choose between portraiit and landscape. And what I get are landscape files printed in portrait.
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Hmm, so the driver isn't letting you choose the orientation from Acrobat either? If you open "Preview" and open the PDF and try to print from there can you change the orientation?
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Thank you so much. I never knew I needed preview so much. You have solved my problem.