Dungeon in Landscape?

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Is there a good reason to have Dragon and Dungeon magazines in landscape? I find it annoying, so unless they have a reason, technical or otherwise, for the change, it seems to be a terribly dumb move on their part. I'm nitpicking, of course, but I intend to print out the articles I want to read, so this a legitimate concern, albeit minor.
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Is there a good reason to have Dragon and Dungeon magazines in landscape? I find it annoying, so unless they have a reason, technical or otherwise, for the change, it seems to be a terribly dumb move on their part. I'm nitpicking, of course, but I intend to print out the articles I want to read, so this a legitimate concern, albeit minor.

Being as it's a digital magazine the landscape format fits a screen better than portrait orientation.

This isn't uncommon for "e-zines" The Escapist used this layout when it was still PDF as well.
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Being as it's a digital magazine the landscape format fits a screen better than portrait orientation.

This isn't uncommon for "e-zines" The Escapist used this layout when it was still PDF as well.

Damn good point.
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I've hated PDFs with a passion for years. I find the "read the top of the column, scroll down, read, scroll up read top of second colum, read" to really break my flow of concentration. I've never been able to read PDFs on my computer for very long without losing concentrations.

The landscape PDFs can fit in my window (when I go full screen with Acrobat) and nary a scroll in sight - just scroll down to get to the next page.

And printing them and binding them along the long edge is no problems either, for physical copies.

I really like this change. For the first time PDFs are accessible to me as a reader.
I was surprised by the format, but I gotta say I like it. It is easier to read on a standard computer screen. I'm guessing it's easier to clip to those landscape DM screens, too.
Hooray for landscape! Landscape forever! I'm even coming to prefer landscape style things for at the table use.
Its also a minor form of copyright protection. It prevents a standad printed copy to be made and passed around. You could print it in landscape but it woudl be odd vs all the other books and printouts.
The landscape PDFs can fit in my window (when I go full screen with Acrobat) and nary a scroll in sight - just scroll down to get to the next page.

Great idea! Thanks
Its also a minor form of copyright protection. It prevents a standad printed copy to be made and passed around. You could print it in landscape but it woudl be odd vs all the other books and printouts.

No, it's still 8.5X11 so it prints out just fine. You can't hole punch it and put it in a binder though. Still, stapling the corner works as good as it always did.

(Actually you can use it in a binder, if you can turn it inside out and make like an easel.)
No, it's still 8.5X11 so it prints out just fine. You can't hole punch it and put it in a binder though. Still, stapling the corner works as good as it always did.

(Actually you can use it in a binder, if you can turn it inside out and make like an easel.)

Why Not just put it in Document Protectors...no need to punch any holes or staples
No, it's still 8.5X11 so it prints out just fine. You can't hole punch it and put it in a binder though. Still, stapling the corner works as good as it always did.

(Actually you can use it in a binder, if you can turn it inside out and make like an easel.)

Why Not just put it in Document Protectors...no need to punch any holes or staples