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Print report from Ms Access to a printer that did not install on the computer

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Hi Experts,
I just got help from  Helen Feddema and Dodahd about "Automatically Print report to specific printer ".  Is possible that I can print a report from Ms Access to a specific printer that did not install on all user's computer?   For example, I have a report that I want to print to a printer ( this printer's IP Address is 10.121.225.123 and printer name is AA_ABCE_LJ4100_123).  we have over 100 users and they all will print this special report to this printer, but instead to install this printer to every user's computer, is there any way to do that so users can print the report to this printer or I have to install the printer to every computer?

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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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<<is there any way to do that so users can print the report to this printer or I have to install the printer to every computer?>>

Very short answer is no, the printer would need to be available on the users computer as a printer in order to print to it.

But maybe I'm confused a bit on this because how else would you print to a printer (forget Access for the moment) if the printer wasn't installed and available?

Jim.
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Actually I did just think of a way that you might accomplish this, but it's probably a little more difficult then just defining the printer.

 Output the report in PDF format and save to a directory on a server.  Then use a utility like this:

http://www.lerup.com/printfile/

 To poll the directory and send the PDF's to the printer.

Jim.
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