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MS Access Print report to the default printer

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how do i print a report to the default printer
sometimes people change where their report will be sent and the owner wants it to default to their main office printer if possible
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Chris BRetired

Access will print to the default printer *by default*. If you want it to print to a specific printer then you must set this in the report page setup. Presumably those who are printing elsewhere are changing their default printer to something else. If you set a specific printer, their change will have no effect.

Chris B
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This will print a report to whatever the default printer is on the user's machine:

Docmd.OpenReport "YourReportName", acViewNormal '< --- Normal view is the default, and sends the report to the defaut printer.

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You can change Access's default printer dynamically like this:

Dim strHoldDefPrinter as string
' Remember the current default printer. 
strHoldDefPrinter = Application.Printer.DeviceName & ""

' Change the default printer
Set Application.Printer = Application.Printers("Some other Printer")

'Print to that specific printer
DoCmd.OpenReport "YourReport", acViewNormal

' Ensure that you return to the original default printer
Set Application.Printer = Application.Printers(strHoldDefPrinter)

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