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Word VBA - pre-selecting a xxx.additem comboboxitem

Hi -

I have a bespoke printer box for a user to select plain & headed copies of their document in Word VBA.  I have hard-coded the printers into a combobox form, part of which as follows:

Public Sub UserForm_Initialize()
ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4350 - Secretaries Left"
ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4350 - Secretaries Right"
ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4100 - 4th Floor Risk Assessment"
ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4100 - 5th Floor Lloyd"
ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4100 - 5th Floor Nick"
ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4100 - 5th Floor John"
End Sub

What I need is to be able to pre-select one of the items depending in a variable which will be passed as to pre-select their current printer - ie, if they previously printed to "5th Floor Lloyd" then this printer will be selected the next time the box comes up.  The text string variable value of the current printer will be passed to the sub.

I am sure this is easy but for love nor money cannot find how to do it!

Thanks.
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justinkent
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geneusCommented:
Is this what you are looking for:

'get the current default printer
varDefaultPrinter = ActivePrinter

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geneusCommented:
Here is another example:

Sub DefPrinter()

'In the beginning of your code before you set the new printer
'get the current default printer
varDefaultPrinter = ActivePrinter

'See what is assigned
MsgBox varDefaultPrinter

'Set to a temporary Printer
ActivePrinter = "\\ServerX\PrinterNameY" 'NOTE: You need to select a Printer Designation here

'At the end of your code, reset to the Default Printer
ActivePrinter = varDefaultPrinter

'See what is assigned
MsgBox varDefaultPrinter

End Sub
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:

Public Sub UserForm_Initialize()
    Dim i As Integer
   
    ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4350 - Secretaries Left"
    ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4350 - Secretaries Right"
    ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4100 - 4th Floor Risk Assessment"
    ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4100 - 5th Floor Lloyd"
    ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4100 - 5th Floor Nick"
    ComboPtrList.AddItem "HP Laserjet 4100 - 5th Floor John"
    For i = 0 To ComboPtrList.ListCount - 1
        If ComboPtrList.List(i) = strPassedParameter Then
            ComboPtrList.ListIndex = i
            Exit For
        End If
    Next i
End Sub



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justinkentAuthor Commented:
Brilliant. Just what I needed. Thanks.
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