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How to Set Custom Paper Size in Access 2010

Posted on 2010-11-08
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I have just upgraded my Access 2000 databases to Access 2010. The custom paper sizes I set for certain reports appear to be lost.  I do not see an option for Custom Paper Size in under Page Setup.
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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the option for custom Paper size is dependent on the printer you are going to use.

from the Page SetUp window, select Use Specific printer, click Printer button

select the printer with Custom size paper
click Properties
in the Printer property window, click Advanced

select the custom size from the paper size drop down
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capricorn1: The issue was that there was no option for custom paper size  in the scenario that you mention.

I have since learned:

1. Open the Printers & Faxes window.
2. Highlight the Printer to be used.
3. On the menu bar Choose File and then Server Properties.
4. Click Create a new form.
5. Define the form's size.
6. Give the form a name
7. Click Save Form.
8. Click OK

The new paper size will now show up on the list of available forms.

I used an OKI Microline 320 Turbo in this instance.
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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oh, well, guess it depends on the type of printer you are using.
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The reason for accepting my solution is apparent in the answer given.
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by:sandersonm
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This does not solve the problem when an access form or report is created on one computer and then sent to colleagues for printing on any of their computer PC combinations.  The problem is how to set up a paper size that can be universally applied for a recipient of the form or report. I want my report to print on 5X8 card stock
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