Access 2013 - Printing a page Header in the right / left margin

I have a standard report that I print as a PDF and then add "Preliminary Report" on each page in the outside margin (for printing two sided).

I would like to have access print the report with the  "Preliminary Report"  with the same 'look'

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Does anybody have experience with something like this?
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Dale FyeCommented:
you might try Steve Leban's RotateText code.

I have not had a need to use it recently (since 2003) but was using it quite regularly at the time for a very similar reason.
rogerdjrAuthor Commented:
I understand how to rotate text

The question is how do I put it in the right margin half way down the page on odd pages and the left margin halfway down the page on even pages
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
One option could be to have a main report only holding the header and footer and two pictures (bitmaps of the red text) which you hide one or the other controlled by the page number.
Then turn the current report into a subreport to fill most of the main report between the two bitmaps.

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You can have two rotated labels or images (one on each side) and add code similar to this in the OnFormat event of the header:
    Dim pageIsEven As Boolean
    pageIsEven = Int(Me.Page / 2) = (Me.Page / 2)
    Me.lblLeftPrelim.Visible = pageIsEven
    Me.lblRightPrelim.Visible = Not pageIsEven

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rogerdjrAuthor Commented:
Good so far - having trouble getting the header "Preliminary Report" print in the side margin half way down the page

When I place it in the header section it prints at the top and makes the header too "tall"

Is there a way to add a watermark in the background similar to a word document?

Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Move the bitmaps/labels to the detail section.

Dale FyeCommented:
You might try creating a separate report as the frame for you left/right margin labels and then embed your other report within the details section, as a sub-report.

I'm not certain how this would affect the even/odd page code that Ron (IrogSinta) posted, you may have to refer to use the main reports Detail_Format event,  Or use the sub-reports page header event and refer to the main form:

me.Parent.lblLeftMargin.Visible = ...
me.Parent.lblRightMargin.Visible = ...

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