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Hi,

I have a document called "myDocument.doc" located in the Directory "C:\Documents\Doc\".  I want to write code that will print this in XPS Format (Vista) and save it to its current name, but with the .xps suffix.

Like so:

"C:\Documents\XPS\myDocument.xps"

I believe some form of the following will work, but I don't know how to specify the name I wish to save to:

ActivePrinter = "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"
Application.PrintOut FileName:="", Range:=wdPrintAllDocument, Item:= _
        wdPrintDocumentContent, Copies:=1, Pages:="", PageType:=wdPrintAllPages, _
        ManualDuplexPrint:=False, Collate:=True, Background:=True, PrintToFile:= _
        False, PrintZoomColumn:=0, PrintZoomRow:=0, PrintZoomPaperWidth:=0, _
        PrintZoomPaperHeight:=0

Any ideas?
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Question by:MitchellVII
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gbahri earned 500 total points
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Here is a work-around for above problem. You'll have to work with 'ActiveDocument'

Rather than using,

Application.PrintOut FileName:="", Range:=wdPrintAllDocument, Item:= _
        wdPrintDocumentContent, Copies:=1, Pages:="", PageType:=wdPrintAllPages, _
        ManualDuplexPrint:=False, Collate:=True, Background:=True, PrintToFile:= _
        False, PrintZoomColumn:=0, PrintZoomRow:=0, PrintZoomPaperWidth:=0, _
        PrintZoomPaperHeight:=0

Use following code:

================================================================================
ActivePrinter = "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"
ActiveDocument.PrintOut Background:=True, outputfilename:="C:\Documents\XPS\myDocument.xps", copies:=1, pagetype:=wdPrintAllPages
================================================================================

This will ensure background printing (with poping up with 'Save As dialog') and file name can be specified here for 'outputfilename'

Hope, this serves your purpose,

thanks,

GBahri


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by:MitchellVII
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Thanks!

Yes this works.  I would also like to use this printing .pdf files using CutePDF, however, this "printofile" method seems to create corrupted .pdf files that won't open.

Do you know how to adjust this code to work with .pdf's?
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by:gbahri
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I've tried using CutePdf, PDF995 and Adobe PDF, but all in vain. In my opinion you should try this in Adobe/PDF section.

Thanks,

GBahri
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by:MitchellVII
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I am now using Wind2PDF which has some code with it that makes this work very smoothly.  Not bad for a $30 program.  Adobe is just rediculously priced so I avoided.
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