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    I have a report that is controlled by a form. On the form people enter their Manager number and then their employee id. Once they do this, a report is generated. Everyone seems to be able to run this report except this one person. She gets a runtime error of 2486. I can't figure out why everyone but her can get a report. Since I can't replicate what she is getting, I am at a loss as to why this is happening. What does runtime error 2486 mean? I looked it up in help but can't fine anything.

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    Error 2486 is "You can't carry out this action at the present time". This usually means that Access was busy doing something else, but it could be something different - VBA error messages are notoriously vague.

    Has the report been set up for a specific printer (in File | Page Setup...)?
    - If so, does this user have that printer installed?
    - If not, has this user set a printer as default printer?
    Access reports can't open if the printer can't be found (even if you don't want to print the report at all).

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    [quote name='HansV' post='797714' date='13-Oct-2009 16:40']Error 2486 is "You can't carry out this action at the present time". This usually means that Access was busy doing something else, but it could be something different - VBA error messages are notoriously vague.

    Has the report been set up for a specific printer (in File | Page Setup...)?
    - If so, does this user have that printer installed?
    - If not, has this user set a printer as default printer?
    Access reports can't open if the printer can't be found (even if you don't want to print the report at all).[/quote]


    That sounds like something we can look into. I will let you know if that was the problem.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='797714' date='13-Oct-2009 16:40']Error 2486 is "You can't carry out this action at the present time". This usually means that Access was busy doing something else, but it could be something different - VBA error messages are notoriously vague.

    Has the report been set up for a specific printer (in File | Page Setup...)?
    - If so, does this user have that printer installed?
    - If not, has this user set a printer as default printer?
    Access reports can't open if the printer can't be found (even if you don't want to print the report at all).[/quote]

    That was the problem. She didn't have a default printer selected. I told her how to select a default printer and the report opened. Thank you for your help.

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    Good! Thanks for posting back.

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