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    Changing Printer settings (2000)

    Hello,

    Is there anyway in Access to set the printers to printout in .PDF format then revert them back to normal printer settings when the reports have been printed out?

    Justin

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    Re: Changing Printer settings (2000)

    I'm not sure what you're asking. To print to a pdf file, you need a software PDF printer installed, either something from Adobe or one of the free or low priced alternatives. Physical printers don't have "pdf settings". Could you mean postscript rather than pdf?
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    Re: Changing Printer settings (2000)

    I already have the software installed and am able to print to .PDF file.
    Before l go into Access l have to change the printer settings to print to a PDF file then change them back to the normal printer settings when l have finished doing the report in Access. What l would like to know is that is there any way of doing this automatically?

    Justin.

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    Re: Changing Printer settings (2000)

    It should be possible, but the code depends on the software you're using. It is written in Access but it uses the calls in the pdf software, so I'd suggest you start with the help file that undoubtedly came with the pdf software, which should have some information on how to do this in your situation.

    Afterthought: Why are you changing the printer setting before you go into Access? You should be changing it in code in Access, since you can set the printer for a report specifically. If you are actually changing the Windows printer setting to make the pdf printer the default, you have a different situation.
    Charlotte

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    Re: Changing Printer settings (2000)

    Thanks for that.

    Justin.

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