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Access 2007 use VBA to Send Report as a PDF attachment to Outlook without Security Msgs

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Hello

I need to email out a bunch of statements to different recipients
I started using    DoCmd.SendObject acSendReport, rptName, acFormatPDF, Recipient etc
But I get the security messages from Outlook that I don't want the user to see.

So I am now trying a different approach
I am OK using VBA code to send an email with an attachment using something like
    Set appOutLook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set MailOutLook = appOutLook.CreateItem(olMailItem)
     With MailOutLook
        .To = Recipient
        .subject = subject
        .Body = message
        .Attachments.Add (attach_file)
        .Save
        .Send
     End With
etc

But I can't quite work out how to get the report as a PDF to attach to the email
This may be the simple  part but just can't see it

A bit of code would be lovely!

Many thanks

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Kelvin Sparks earned 2000 total points
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You first need to create the pdf.

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport,rptname,acFormatPDF,outputfile,False

Where you create the pdf file - outfile would be the full file path.

Then use .Attachments to attach that file (delete it after if you need).

You will find, however, that the Outlook security message will still get in the way, and I'd be keen to see if anyone else has a simple answer to that. Are you using a local Outlook, or part of an Exchange mmailserver type of setup?

Kelvin
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Hello Kelvin
Thankyou for your quick reply
I believe they will be using a local Outlook.
I just want to get rid of those security messages
If this method doesn't do that then I suppose you have saved me the trouble of continuing down that route (and answered my question)
Does anyone have the solution of avoiding the security messages?
Or do I have to open a new question?
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Had a quick look on EE

There are a number of questions relating to that with various solutions.

Local Outlook is possibly easier to manage.

Kelvin
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by:stillers1994
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I guess your answer is as per my question.
I had a good look on EE before but couldn't quite find the answers. I will look again and mayb re-phrase my question
Many thanks
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