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    Custom Print (Word 2000/2003)

    How do I create a custom print macro. When I record it, not all the options I want are included.
    I want to use the default printer, but select the properties to activate the following optins:
    quick print for the one macro and normal print for the other macro
    paper type - custom photo/gloss or paper type - card
    Any ideas?
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    Re: Custom Print (Word 2000/2003)

    Word only can see so "deep" into dialogs. For example, it cannot see inside the Properties... dialog you call up from Word's File>Print... dialog because those are not Word properties, they are properties set for the print driver in Windows. Not the best news, eh?

    Two options for customizing printing:
    1. <LI>Define a second printer that points to the same physical device but has different options. Then create macros to print to your two "different" printers.

      <LI>Find the same settings in Word's Page Setup dialog (paper trays are there, but some others aren't) and change those settings in your macro. These usually are recordable, and you may find that there is no other way to derive some of the settings, other than to record them.
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Custom Print (Word 2000/2003)

    I think method 1 is the better choice. Using the macro recorder I created a Sub for printing all pages to the paper tray with plain paper and another Sub for printing the first page to a tray with special paper with the company logo etc. and all the other pages to the tray with plain paper. That worked fine with our HP lasers. Until new HP printers arrived. Although they were from the same "family", the (VBA) tray numbers appeared to be different... <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

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