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Printing a Form in Access with parameters

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I would like to use VBA code to print a form from Access 2007.  I only want the 1st page to print in Landscape and would like to set the margins in the code as well.  I am using Docmd.Printout which does print but not with the specifications I stated above.  Does anyone know how I can use the settings?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Forms are for Data entry, *Reports* are for Printing.

What you are asking for is unique.
" I only want the 1st page to print in Landscape"
...suppose the "data" on page 1 spans more than 1 page?
...What of the remaining pages?

"set the margins in the code as well."
Margins for the first page?.. The remaining pages?..., both?

Again, you will have much more control over this if you used a Report.

JeffCoachman
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by:marku24
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I am very familiar with reports.  Just in this once instance I need to print the first page of a multi page report from the form.  settings would be for all pages even though I am only printing the first page.
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Well to set the margins you would do something like this on the open event of the form:

     Me.Printer.LeftMargin = 1440
     Me.Printer.TopMargin = 1440
     Me.Printer.RightMargin = 1440
     Me.Printer.BottomMargin = 1440

Because most measurements are in Twips, 1440 twips =1 inch.
So the code above will set the margins to 1 inch.

To set the Orientation to landscape use:
Me.Printer.Orientation=acPRORLandscape

Does this work for what you need?

Jeffcoachman

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by:marku24
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This worked great.  I just added this:
DoCmd.PrintOut acPrintAll, 1, 1

to only print the first page of the screen print
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Grrrreat!

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