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Save and restore user's ActivePrinter in MS-Access VBA

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In an MS-Access application, I need to save the user's current default printer before changing it to a Pdf-Writer to email a report.  On completion I must restore the user's default printer.

I have the code:
    Dim stUsersPrinter As String
    stUsersPrinter = Application.ActivePrinter

However I get a compile error:
    "Method or data member not found"

I am using MS-Access 2003.
Under Tools/References I have:
  Visual basic for applications
  Microsoft Access 11.0 Object library
  Microsoft DAO 3.6 Object Library
  Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Extensibility 5.3
  Microsoft ADO Ext.2.8 for DDL and Security
  Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects Recordset 2.8 Library
  OLE Automation
  Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Type Library
  Find Printers type library
  Microsofoft Office 11.0 Object Library
  Windows Script Host Object model
  Acrobat Access 3.0 Type Library
 
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Question by:David_Loxley
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Dim myDefPrt as string
'get current default printer.
mydefPrt= Application.Printer.DeviceName

' change the printer
Set Application.Printer = Application.Printers("printername")
' do your printing here.........


'then reset default.
Set Application.Printer = Application.Printers(mydefPrt)


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by:Eric Sherman
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The code above posted peter57r will work in Access 2003 and later versions.

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by:David_Loxley
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Thanks - so simple when you know how!  I had been wading through all sorts of complexities.
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by:muneer alkouak
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thanks, i will test it
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