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Access form prints only the header

I am using access to build a database. And I’ve created a form I’ve added a button to print current form. but when I click print it will only print the header of the form
Juri Alsayigh
Juri Alsayigh
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
when you say print the current form, you mean a report? thus you created a report to be filled with that form data?

this is a simple code to print the form data, but depends on a report
Private Sub cmdPrint_Click()
'Print current record
'using rptEmployees.
If IsNull(Me!EmployeeID) Then
MsgBox "Please select a valid record", _
vbOKOnly, "Error"
Exit Sub
End If
DoCmd.OpenReport "rptEmployees", , , _
"EmployeeID = " & Me!EmployeeID
End Sub

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here is another code sample
Private Sub CommandBtn_Click()
Dim MyForm As Form
    Set MyForm = Screen.ActiveForm
    DoCmd.SelectObject acForm, MyForm.Name, True
    DoCmd.SelectObject acForm, MyForm.Name, False
End Sub

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Anders Ebro (Microsoft MVP)Microsoft DeveloperCommented:
The general recommendation is often to create a report, and launch the printing of that from the form. But there are several times where I personally find that to be overkill.

You can control whether you want certain elements to be shown "screen only", or "print only", or "always"
This is usefull if e.g. you don't want buttons to show up in the printout, or you might want to hide an internal comment field from the printout. Or you want a label or logo to only show in the printout, but not on the screen.

Most controls have this settings, and the detail section is no exception. Select the detail section, and look under Format properties for the "Display When" setting. I suspect that you have accidentally changed this to "Screen only". (It defaults to Always)
Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
How did andres assumed his reply was the correct answer? User did not give a feedback!
Either split the point or wait till the user feedback with what solution worked for him.
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