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Access 2007 - queries & printing - form vs reports

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In order to select and sort records for viewing on a form, I create a query then open my form using the query.  Then from the form which happens to be landscape, I have a button for printing and the only way I've gotten it to work is to define the query a second time and open a report with the query and sending it to the printer.  It seems so redundant.  I'm thinking there must be a better way.  So here are my questions.

1) Is there a way to sort the records if I open the form using the filters?  It seems like a filtered form does not have an option for sorting the records.
2) Using an embedded macro for printing on the form always prints in portrait.  From what I've read, I don't think there is a way to change the orientation of the form to use landscape.  Has this changed?
3) Can I optimize my code by only using a report instead of a form?  Since my form and report are almost identical, I was wondering if I could get rid of my form and just use the report..... but then I couldn't figure out a way to make it do the same thing, preview the report then print if the user presses a print button.  If I put a print button on the report, is there a way to call the same report without having to re-define the query again?  

I'm guessing I'm making this more complicated than I need to.  Please help.
Helen
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