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Why won't this print?

Posted on 2011-09-16
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When the print button is clicked, a document is created, then it should print. I can see the document spooling in the printer queue, then printing.  I get the message 'This document has been sent to the printer', but nothing comes out of the printer.

I've been using this as a guide:

http://www.java2s.com/Tutorial/VB/0440__Windows/CreateWorddocumentandprint.htm

Should I be using another method?



Private Sub PrintToolStripMenuItem_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles PrintToolStripMenuItem.Click
Dim wdApp As New Word.Application
Dim wdDoc As New Word.Document

wdDoc = wdApp.Documents.Add
wdDoc.ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.SeekView = Word.WdSeekView.wdSeekMainDocument
With wdDoc
   .Range.InsertAfter("Employer Information")
   .Range.Font.Name = "Arial"
   .Range.Font.Size = 14
   .Range.InsertParagraphAfter()
   .Range.InsertAfter("Employer: " & AcctNum.Text.ToString)
   .Range.Font.Name = "Arial"
   .Range.Font.Size = 12
   .Paragraphs.Item(1).Alignment = Word.WdParagraphAlignment.wdAlignParagraphCenter    
   .Paragraphs.Item(2).Alignment = Word.WdParagraphAlignment.wdAlignParagraphCenter
   .Range.InsertAfter("Business Name: " & txtEmployerName.Text)
End With
Try
  wdDoc.PrintOut(True, True)
Catch ex As Exception
    Dim msg As String = String.Format("An error occured: {0}", ex.Message)
    MessageBox.Show(msg)
End Try
wdApp.Documents.Close(Word.WdSaveOptions.wdDoNotSaveChanges)
wdApp.Quit()
wdApp = Nothing
End Sub

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by:Éric Moreau
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try setting the BackGround argument (of the Printout method) to False
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by:bgernon
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It worked.  
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 500 total points
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wdDoc.PrintOut(True, True)

The second True. It tells Word to append to a file, so the printout is not sent to the printer. Try wdDoc.PrintOut(True)
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by:bgernon
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I tried this just seconds before your response. It worked. Thanks.
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