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    No Default printer in Access (Acces 2000)

    I have Office 2000 running under Windows ME. Currently my computer has only one printer - HP Laserjet 5P - installed as the default printer driver. However, when I launched Microsoft Word, for instance, the default printer driver wasn't displayed, and I had to select it from the drop-down listbox in menu File->Print. There was only one printer listed as expected. The same happened when I tried to print from Access.

    When I ran Excel, again there was no default printer displayed. However, when I tried to select the printer, 4 printer names appeared (HP Laserjet 5P plus 3 previously installed but currently deleted printer drivers!) This is driving me nuts!

    Why is my default printer not recognised by Office where it apparently is acknowledged by Windows?
    Why do my old printer drivers still appear in Excel but not in Access or Word?

    Please help.

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    Re: No Default printer in Access (Acces 2000)

    Is it possible that ME has lost the default setting for your printer? ME is not the most stable OS - I gave up on it a couple of years ago, and chose to run either 98SE or XP. Otherwise it difficult to guess what else might be the issue.
    Wendell

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    Re: No Default printer in Access (Acces 2000)

    With a flash of inspiration [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] I chcked the win.ini file and deleted all occurences of "deleted" printer driver, and everything fell into place. My applications now have a default printer driver now. Thanks for your response Wendel.

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