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Posted on 2010-08-18
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I have a form command button to print a report and even thought the printer seting is single side print it still print duplex when clicking the button. The command is as below.

DoCmd.OpenReport "reportname", acViewNormal

I dont see anywhere why it should print doeble sided, Is there a code to force it as single sided?
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Duplex is a function of the printer, not Access, While you may be able to control that from code, it can be difficult to do.

What version of Access are you using? Access 2002+ exposes the Printer object, which you may be able to use:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa139946(office.10).aspx
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Yes using access 2002. The printer is set to single but dont know why it's printing double sided
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I have added this rule but still print duplex.

    Dim rpt As Report
    Dim prtnew As Printer
    DoCmd.OpenReport ReportName:="rptPickListALLPONumber", View:=acViewNormal
    'stDocName = "rptPickListALLPONumber"
    Set rpt = Reports!rptPickListALLPONumber
    Set prtnew = rpt.Printer
    prtnew.Duplex = acPRDPSimplex
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Another Long shot...

1. Open the Report in design View
2. Make a small change to the design of the report (move a control a little)
3. Go into Page Setup and manually change the printer properties to print Single sided.
4. Save the Report.
5. Run the Compact and Repair Utility
6. Test the report.

The theory behind this is, by changing the report slightly, then saving the report that this will "Force" the printer settings to be saved with the report.

This worked for a prior question, I guess it is worth a shot here.

Like LSM, I have seen the code to do this, but he can probably dig it up for 2002 access db files...

;-)

JeffCoachman
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^ oh and if you ty this, use the simple code to open the report:
    DoCmd.OpenReport "reportname", acViewNormal
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omg..that was it.
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;-)
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