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    multiple printer selection (Word2K/sp3 in Win2K)

    Does any know how to have a different printer set in each instance of Word. I'm tired of having to switch back and forth.

    E.G.: I have a document that needs the cover to come from one printer and the body to come from another. Typically I have to chose printerA, print the cover, switch back to printerB, print the body. Then, open the next document, repeat. I thought of recording a macro, but the covers are not all on the same page in each document. I suppose I could open up all the various docs, set the printer, print the covers, reset the printer, then print the bodies, but I believe any time savings would be eaten up by the resultant hand collating. And God forbid I have any color documents in process at the same time, because that would add printerC. <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>

    What can I do? My tech support doesn't understand and refuses to write code anyway.

    Thanks.

    P.S: The whole issue started because the new high-speed printer/copier won't reliably print my cover stock. And, I have been told not to print multiple final docs on my LaserJet.

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    Re: multiple printer selection (Word2K/sp3 in Win2K)

    Take a look at the thread surrounding the star <post#=174601>post 174601</post#> by Jefferson Scher. At least you would end up with a toolbar button for changing printers. Once you had the code for changing printers, you could put it in either an AutoExec (runs when Word starts) or AutoOpen (runs when a document is open), if that was appropriate.
    Cheers,

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    Re: multiple printer selection (Word2K/sp3 in Win2K)

    Thanks Phil! I'll give it a try.

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    Re: multiple printer selection (Word2K/sp3 in Win2K)

    For documents with the cover on the first page, you could try my solution in <post#=360453>post 360453</post#>.

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