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Print to a specific pdf printer and save the file to a fixed location

Posted on 2006-11-24
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I have an event that currently opens a report in access. We then print this in pdf and save to a fixed loaction.

Can anyone advise on the code required to print this to a pdf printer (this is not my default printer) and to specify a network drive and save with date stamp.
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Sorry this did not help
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Here is a solution by puppydogbuddy that hinges on your requirements. How's your coding?

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/MS_Access/Q_21764358.html?query=print+pdf+to+printer&topics=39
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I tried what url but with no joy. Could you paste an example?

Thanks in advance
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Are you wanting to change your printer designation at the time you print the report?
Were you not able to open the link above? Or coulen't follow the contents?

A docmd.openreport is used in VBA to open a report. The report can be opened either as a preview, or "normal..in which case it will go directly to your default printer. Below is an example of this.

DoCmd.OpenReport "rpt_exc_design_conagro_tasklist", acViewPreview, , "[Oper#WorkCenter] ='" & ctlComboBox.ItemData(i) & "'"
   
docmd.outputto is used by vba to direct where an object can be output and in what format. Below is an example of this.

    DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "rpt_exc_design_conagro_tasklist", acFormatSNP, "P:\Planning Engineers\Weekly Reports\" & ctlComboBox.ItemData(i) & ".snp", False
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