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I have an application in 2010 and I have around 10 users and hide all the ribbons.  I would like to have a command button in the header of a report that will open the print dialog button.  

I tried "DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdPrint"  and it opens the dialog but if I select print, the box closes but nothing prints.  If I right click and say print, the dialog comes up and everything works fine.

I want to do this as opposed to a custom ribbon as my understanding is I would then have to add the custom ribbon to each machine.  My thought was that my idea would be much easier to do.

Any thoughts on if there is a better way to do this are appreciated as well.
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I want to do this as opposed to a custom ribbon as my understanding is I would then have to add the custom ribbon to each machine.
You're in luck because you can storing Ribbon Extensibility XML in a Table!

See: MSDN How to: Apply a Custom Ribbon When Starting Access

FWIW:
Many years ago I also used to hide the menu bars. One day I decided to tu a custom menu bar. My users loved it.  I have used a custom menus for many years now. I even make custom right-click /shortcut menus.  While it is harder for me as a developer, it is better for the users. So I keep doing it. The same is true with the Ribbon. I believe they user should come first over what is easier for the developer. The Developer does it once. The Users will use it over and over. For me that makes learning to program the Ribbon a "no brainer". My 2 cents.
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