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VB6 Report Writer; Error 8555; Error obtaining printer information

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I'm using VB6 and using the report writer.  I have several reports being generated without displaying them.  Some are landscape, others are portrait. Whenever the paper orientation is different than the printer default, I receive the error message "Error 8555, error obtaining printer information".  This has occurred on one printer (a Canon all-in-one laser printer).  I cannot get it to fail on any other printer I've tested (paper orientation switches fine).  Ex: Portrait printing with default set to portrait is find.  Landscape report on a portrait default fails. It's occurring on a Windows 98 machine.

Example code:

rpt.Orientation = rptOrientLandscape

Any ideas??  OS level - printer driver - VB code?

I'm open to alternatives (change code if necessary).
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by:JR2003
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Which version of VB are you on?
Which service pack have you got installed?
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by:otterscope
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Visual Basic 6.0 Professional, SP5
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SP6 is now available, though a major Orientation bug was fixed in sp5. It is still pronbably worth downloading the latest service pack.

I've just had a look through some of my code for displaying a landscape report and I noticed I have this code after the ".Orientation" command. I'm not sure why it's there as it was a long time ago I wrote it, but it must be there for a reason.

        .Orientation = rptOrientLandscape
        .WindowState = vbMinimized
        .WindowState = vbMaximized

If it still fails it maybe something to do with the individual printer drivers, you could try downloading the latest version from the manufacturers website..
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by:otterscope
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Tried SP6 and the latest drivers.  No good.  This fails at the statement:

rpt.PrintReport

I know it's something to do with confirmation that the orientation is OK, but cannot find other printer related VB code that may let me override this.

Anyone have any ideas?  I'm stuck.

Thanks.
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