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    creating print options (word 2002 sr3)

    I sometimes print out draft documents for a quick review (using the "draft" print quality) and then latter want to print them out using the "best" setting for my printer. Is there a quick way I can make it print in draft mode and then another way to make it print in "best" mode? I have "normal" mode as default.
    for example, I can hit "control p" and the print dialog box comes up, but then I have to go into the settings to change it. Could I hit "control alt d" to have it just print in draft mode, and "control alt b" to have it print in best mode?
    Is this possible? I am using an HP950 all in one printer/fax machine.

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    Re: creating print options (word 2002 sr3)

    You could create macros that set the print quality, and assign keyboard shortcuts.

    Unfortunately, setting print quality is not supported in Word VBA; it requires Windows API code; see Controlling the Printer from Word VBA.

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    Re: creating print options (word 2002 sr3)

    Word's built-in "object model" does not reach down into "sub-dialogs" that are generated by the printer drivers. You could of course feed keystrokes to the active dialog, but the more common solution is to define three printers (MyNormal, MyDraft, MyBest) -- all of which use the same actual printer but which store different settings -- and change printers to change the print quality.

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    Re: creating print options (word 2002 sr3)

    That sounds like as good as an idea as there is.


    if there are any other suggestions....
    Thanks Jscher

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    Re: creating print options (word 2002 sr3)

    I'm not sure how you found the article so quickly, but it is a little out of my league. But at least I'm not the first one to have had the questions.

    thanks,

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