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    I've got a Word 2003 document that merges from an access database via vb. You click the button in access and word spits out your contract. The actual document is really complicated with lots of bookmarks, special formatting, etc... Is there a way to print everything? I mean paragraph marks, page breaks, section breaks, etc....

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    [quote name='pluto1415' post='776412' date='22-May-2009 22:29']Is there a way to print everything? I mean paragraph marks, page breaks, section breaks, etc....[/quote]And what exactly do you want a page break or section break to look like on the printout?
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    I don't care what it looks like, I just want to be able to identify that I've actually inserted a page break vs. the page just 'rolling' to the next one. Same thing for Section breaks.

    I do understand that because of the length of the merge fields and the IF statements, etc.. that a printed document with all formatting showing will not look the same as the merged document (page breaks may appear in the middle, etc...) that's really why I want them.

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    These being "NON printed" entries, the ONLY way to print them out, it to use a screen shot from Word, with the file open.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Really? There's not some sort of VB code that can help with this? It's a 35 page document and a in order to make a screen shot clear enough to read once pasted, I can't even get a whole page of my word document on my screen, which means too many screenshots to think about.

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    [quote name='pluto1415' post='776456' date='23-May-2009 01:29']Really? There's not some sort of VB code that can help with this? It's a 35 page document and a in order to make a screen shot clear enough to read once pasted, I can't even get a whole page of my word document on my screen, which means too many screenshots to think about.[/quote]

    One technique that might help is to do some search/replaces in a copy of the document. For instance, replace a hard page break with the text:
    --- Hard Page Break ---

    Similarly for section breaks. It might get messier for fields, bookmarks etc. but the general idea may have some value to you.

    Alan

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    I may consider that. I would really help me to have this thoroughly documented. I can just do this on a copy of my doc.... Definitely something to think about.

    Thanks!

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    [quote name='pluto1415' post='776456' date='23-May-2009 01:29']Really? There's not some sort of VB code that can help with this? It's a 35 page document and a in order to make a screen shot clear enough to read once pasted, I can't even get a whole page of my word document on my screen, which means too many screenshots to think about.[/quote]
    The screenshot method is not as hard as it used to be. You can grab a utility like FastStone Capture (last FREEware version here) and capture the whole of the scrolling Word window, with whatever formatting marks visible you want. It's a portable app, so requires no "install" as such and it took just seconds to capture a 40+ page Word doc. Sample attached.

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    Just to add something to the screen capture method, I tried running the PNG in the above post through OCR software, then saved as a Word DOC (attached). The result may be somewhere between 0 and 100% usefulness, depending on what you're after.

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