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    Saving digital copies of reports

    How can I save my reports in a digital format, more or less automatically? I'm not a coder, by the way.

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    dmcminds,

    Welcome to the lounge as a new poster!

    The easiest way is to print them to PDF. To to this simply install a PDF program like PrimoPDF. It will install a PDF printer which you can then select when you go to print a report and it will make a PDF of the output. HTH
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    Thank you. I was hoping for something a little more automatic but this will work.

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    Another option in Access 2007, 2010 and 2013 is to right-click on the print-preview, and that gives you the option to export the report to PDF (as well as some other formats and options). Of course one of the issues you face is where to store the digital copy, and what to call it. Is that what you are wanting to make automatic? If so, that sort of thing requires writing some code, which can get rather complex depending on how you want to handle the naming issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WendellB View Post
    Another option in Access 2007, 2010 and 2013 is to right-click on the print-preview, and that gives you the option to export the report to PDF (as well as some other formats and options). Of course one of the issues you face is where to store the digital copy, and what to call it. Is that what you are wanting to make automatic? If so, that sort of thing requires writing some code, which can get rather complex depending on how you want to handle the naming issues.
    Thank you. I'm saving the PDF's to a file manually. It works for now!

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