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MS Access Form - Report from selected records and send to printer

Posted on 2016-10-06
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Last Modified: 2016-10-07
Hi,
I have a piece of VBA code written for me which outputs selected records as pdf reports.

Is it possible to amend the code so that instead of exporting as a PDF, it will print through the default printer?

All my attempts so far just print the active object ie the form itself.
Here's what I currently have:

Private Sub Command28_Click()
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSaveRecord
Forms!InvoiceNoEmail.SetFocus
Dim oApp As Object
Dim oEmail As Outlook.MailItem
Dim fileName As String
Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
Set rst = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("SELECT [Account], [InvoiceNum], [EmailAddress], [Company], [Printed] FROM [ContactTotalsNoEmail] WHERE (((Contracts.SelectedPrint)=True)) ORDER BY [Account];", dbOpenDynaset)

Do While Not rst.EOF
    strRptFilter = "[InvoiceNum] = " & Chr(34) & rst![InvoiceNum] & Chr(34)
    DoCmd.PrintOut
    fileName = "C:\Scripts\NoEmail" & "\" & rst![Account] & " - " & rst![InvoiceNum] & ".pdf"
    
    DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "InvTotalNoEmail", acFormatPDF, fileName
    rst.Edit
    rst![Printed] = "Yes"
    rst.Update
     DoEvents
     rst.MoveNext
   Loop
rst.Close
Set rst = Nothing
Forms!InvoiceNoEmail.Requery
End Sub

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
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Question by:Jack Marley
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PatHartman earned 500 total points
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Instead of or in addition to

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "InvTotalNoEmail", acFormatPDF, fileName

Use

DoCmd.OpenReport "InvTotalNoEmail", acViewNormal

To preview a report use the acViewPreview argument instead.
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by:Jack Marley
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Great! Thanks again Phil.
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by:PatHartman
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You're welcome.
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