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Run command to close report after printing

Posted on 2014-02-07
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I have a report that a user presses a button to open and preview.. I would like to close the report if the user prints the report... after it has printed.

Is this possible?
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As far as I know, there is no event that occurs only when printing to a printer. There is a "Print" event in the report's model, but that occurs when the report is opened and shown on screen.

You could remove the built-in Access print methods and create your own custom toolbar that includes a Print comment, and you could then close the report after that. Be a pain, and honestly most users don't expect a document to disappear simply because it's printed.
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As a work around you may insert a message box to ask the user if they want to print the document. This will allow you to close the report programatically if they select yes. Use the following code in the reports on Open event

Private Sub Report_Open()

Dim i as Integer

i= msgbox("Do you want to print this report",vbYesNo)

if i=vbYes then

DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdPrint
docmd.Close

End If
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