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Hi EE

Using Access 2010 I have the following

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "rptHoistFaultReport", acformatpdf, Tlocation, False

running in Window 7 all works ok but in Window 8, I get the following   "The Output to Action was Cancelled"

I have the same problem using the following in Access 2003
blRet = ConvertReportToPDF("rptHoistFaultReport", vbNullString, Tlocation & ".pdf", False, False, 150, "", "", 0, 0, 0)
in Access 2003 I don't get any error messags it just doesn't save in PDF format
Works fine under Windows 7 but not in Windows 8.

It seem the common problem is Windows 8

Any help appreciated

chestera
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I don't see any problems with your code in Access 2010 (32 bit) in Windows 8 (64 bit)
Please, check validity and access rights of Tlocation
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Try saving the PDF to the current path -- if that works OK, it is probably a security issue with the Tlocation path.
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als315
There is no problem with the code as stated it works under windows 7 but not under windows 8. The Tlocation is not complex it's a test location   C:\Reports\File.pdf



Alan
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Helen Feddema

Hi Helen

There is no problem with the code as stated it works under windows 7 but not under windows 8. The Tlocation is not complex it's a test location   C:\Reports\File.pdf

Not sure your meaning Security issue

Alan
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Helen Feddema
I changed the location for testing purpose to the same folder as the .mde which is "C:\PPTworkshop" so
Tlocation becomes "C:\PPTworkshop\File.pdf" and it worked under windows 8. So you were on the right track. I will now experiment with different locations. Ultimately it will be saved to a server.


Alan
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You should check access rights to folder  C:\Reports:
1. Select folder in explorer, press right mouse button and select "Properties"
2. Open Security tab and look at folder rights.
You should have full access rights to this folder
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als315

I have found the problem.
Tlocation = "C:\PPTworkshop\Report" & Hoistnum & "FaultReport" & Tdate
Its the date that is the problem, if I remove Tdate
Tlocation = "C:\PPTworkshop\Report" & Hoistnum & "FaultReport"
It works

With the date added I get the error "The Output to Action is Cancelled"

Not sure why Tdate is a problem under Windows 8

Alan
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That could depend on the date format -- if it is mm/dd/yyyy, for example, the slashes will not work in a file name.  Try mm-dd-yyyy to avoid this problem.
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Helen Feddema

My dates are always set,  in my case dd-mm-yyyy. Appreciated your help although a simple resolution I was going on this narrow track thinking Windows 8 was the problem not the location, until you and als315 suggested a location problem.
If you don't mind I will split the points between you and als315
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Thank you both for your help
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