Color MS Access Reports will only print in Black & White
Posted on 2008-06-13
I can not get MS Access to print Reports in color - it always prints in black & white (gray tone).
The reports are in color in Design View and Print Preview; but the hard copy is black & white.
I have tried this on several color printers (HP 3800N & Xerox Phaser 8400) with the same result. The printers work correctly in other programs (like Excel, Internet Explorer, Powerpoint, Word, etc.), so I do not think it is the configuration, print drivers, or printers.
And I can "print" to the Microsoft XPS Document Writer, create the file, view it in color, and then print in color; so I believe that MS Access is capable of color output. But I can not print directly from MS Access to a color printer in color.
I have gone through the Report attributes and I can not find anything that controls the color mode of the printer.
(There is a similar post for printing color PDF in MS Access, but that solution does not solve my problem)