North is always "up" on MapGuide. You may find you can't get enough detail when making maps that you want be tall and narrow, such as a map to print a linear area that runs north to south. There's no way to rotate the map inside MapGuide 90 degrees so that north is on the left or right to take advantage of your wide screen. Here are a few ideas to deal with the situation.
The problem comes from most monitors that are wider than they are tall. We naturally make the MapGuide window about the same shape and size as our monitor. With the advent of "wide screen" monitors, this problem is even more pronounced.
The MapGuide Viewer window can be adjusted to any aspect ratio, from short and wide to tall and skinny to accommodate exactly the area we want on our maps. The map may not fill the screen, but it will at least be the right shape (or aspect ratio). The map can then be printed with appropriate portrait or landscape orientation to best fill the printed page.
While we can make tall and skinny maps on any monitor, on monitors that aren't "tall" enough we may find the scale changes when making the map window tall and skinny and we may not be able to see all the detail (like parcels) that we could see on a wider map. Also, orthophotos may have fewer pixels on the screen and may not print as clearly as we would like.
What we need in this case is more screen pixels along the vertical axis. There are a few ways to do this.
While these options may be too much work or too confusing, it should be possible to print tall maps with MapGuide that look just as good as the more typical wide maps.