SQL 2005 SSRS Printed Color Control

We have a bunch of reports that render really nice in color. Of course not all colors print well in black and white.

Is there a way to strip the colors when the report is actually sent to the printer?
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Jim HornSQL Server Data DudeCommented:
I'm not aware of any 'print only in black and white' property, but you could create an extra parameter @print, where 1=printing and 0=viewing, and in every control that has a BackgroundColor other than 'Automatic', 'Black', or 'White', enter this as a fill color expression

=IIF(Parameters!print.Value = 1, "Black", "The Screen Color")

Good luck.
Jim

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Calvin DayEngineer, ProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Hum, I'll try that.

I was hoping to come up with something that would go in "Report Properties, Code".
You see I have buttons in a Delphi app, that render report(s). Then the user prints using the print button in the browser.

As yet I have not figured out how do automate printing directly from the Delphi app.

Thank you for looking at this!

Greg
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