Can I set eports to print double-sided in Access 2010


Anyone know how I can set my reports to print double-sided?
LillyCDatabase DeveloperAsked:
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
This is a printer setting and not a setting that can be set automatically from Access.

To accomplish this I would create a new printer and set the default setting to duplex. This is done from within the printer driver properties page in the printer preferences.

Once you have this setup you will need to select this new printer.

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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Access 2010 exposes the Printer object, so you can modify the properties of that in many cases.

Dim prt As Application.Printer
Set prt = Application.Printers("NameOfYourPrinter")

prt.Duplex = acPRDPHorizontal

Now try printing your report.

If your report uses a specific printer, you'll have to get that Printer in the "Set prt" line.

See this article:

Note too that "NameOfYourPrinter" is the name that VBA recognizes, which may be different than the name shown in Windows. You may need the user to verify which printer will be used before doing something like this.
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
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Code here will list your installed Printers:
LillyCDatabase DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
Hamed NasrRetired IT ProfessionalCommented:
As commented above, an easy approach, with printers that support it, is to set Page properties to double sided, automatic or manual.

In case there is a urgent requirement to print, say odd or even pages, then some VBA code may achieve that.
The code works by first sequencing the records eligible for printing, then calls the report with the odd numbers, then with even numbers. A pause is set to allow for reversing paper.
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