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I am using windows 10 and office  2013 64bit. I am looking for function that will monitor the status of the default printer.Example out of paper,paper jam etc.
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That is normally a function of the printer driver.

Printer drivers for modern Xerox, modern HP Ink Jet and modern HP Laser Jet printers give Windows 10 messages for Out of paper, Completed, Adjustments taking place, and Printer errors. The messages pop up in the notification area.

So what you want in Windows 10 is already part of Windows 10.
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I have a ms access database with a printer form that i am using to display the default printer information.
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For any app (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access (I assume), QuickBooks and others, the printer information windows are a function of the printer and not the application.

What printer?
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I have attached the function i have been using before i upgrade.

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FUNCTION.txt
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Thanks. An Access expert may be able to help you. I just use the Windows 10 functions.
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thanks john
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