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In Illustrator, when we think about artboards, we don't really think about them as pages because each of the artboards themselves can have their own sizes and orientations. For example, on this document, I have some artwork that's set as landscape and some as portrait. If I wanted to print all these artboards at once though, I'd have to use different settings in my Print dialog to make sure that the orientation is correct on each of the pages. To make things easier, Illustrator CS5 features a new option inside of the Print dialog box. I'll choose File > Print to print this document, and you can see that as I step through the preview of the different pages, I will see that some pages are automatically set to portrait and some are automatically set to landscape.
For example, this page is automatically rotated to fit sideways on the page. But if I go back to this artboard here, I can see this one prints straight up. This happens because now Illustrator has an option here called Auto-Rotate. By default, this option is checked and will automatically rotate the orientation of your pages so that your artwork prints correctly. It's one of those nice things that Adobe added to Illustrator CS5 to let you focus on the artwork and less about how to print your artwork.
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