archive a report (as .pdf) to a file directory

Currently, my users click on a button to create a report and then save it as a pdf to a directory.  How would i automate this process?
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Russell FoxDatabase DeveloperCommented:
You can create a macro and give them a button to push when it's time to generate the file. Here are some instructions with images (start around step 8).
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
I would prefer VBA code if possible
Russell FoxDatabase DeveloperCommented:
Me, too:
DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport,"rptYourReport",acFormatPDF,"C:\Access\rptFoo.pdf"

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vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
My client is telling me now that they want it in excel format. I am having issues when i do this

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport,"rptYourReport",acFormatXLSX, "C:\Access\rptFoo.xlsx"


Run-time error 2282 The format you are attempting to output the current object is not available
Russell FoxDatabase DeveloperCommented:
Are you using Office 2007? There's a bug where you have to have Service Pack 2 installed in order to export to Excel:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/934833
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
2013
Russell FoxDatabase DeveloperCommented:
It looks like you either have to use acFormatXLS or export the query, rather than the report, using DoCmd.TransferSpreadSheet().
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
so then the resulting spreadsheet needs to be .xls too?
Russell FoxDatabase DeveloperCommented:
Yeah, it looks that way. And since xslx is a completely different xml format, you can't just change the file type. Here's a powershell script that will do a conversion, though, if you can work it into your process. For example, you could send the file to a hidden folder and have a process that runs every few minutes to convert & move any xls file to a folder visible to your users.
vbnetcoderAuthor Commented:
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