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    Start printing from last page (XP Professional SP2)

    After installing my new system in January, all applications print out starting with the first page. It's easy to start printing with the last page, of course: just go into Preferences and Layout on your print menu. But how can you set this as default? There must be a dozen ways to set these preferences, including Start / Printers and faxes, etc. But I've tried every setting I know, and it still starts with the first page by default.

    Thanks for the secret.

    David

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    Re: Start printing from last page (XP Professional

    Is that Office XP Pro (Word 2002, Excel 2002, etc.) or Office ____ on Windows XP?

    In Word 2002, I believe this is set under Tools>Options..., Print tab, Reverse print order. To have this apply to all new "blank" documents, you could try opening your Normal.dot template, making the change, and saving the template. I don't actually know whether that will work (and I can't experiment at the moment).

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    Re: Start printing from last page (XP Professional

    The best way (imho) would be to change the order under "Print Preferences" for each printer. Start=>Settings=>Printers and Faxes=>right click on the printer desired=>select Printing Preferences. Two examples attached.
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    Re: Start printing from last page (XP Professional

    Thanks for your help again, Jeff. Was puny a few days, hence my late acknowledgement.

    I'm using Word 2003 (the latest version, I believe). Sorry; should have mentioned that. I have tried your solution, and it works. No problem. But as soon as I want to print another document, I have to go through the whole rigamarole again. Had the same configuration on my last computer, and didn't have this trouble. Will have to examine my old settings more closely.

    Thanks anyway. David

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    Re: Start printing from last page (XP Professional

    I've tried this approach several times, Sinjin. But when I want to print a new document, I have to go through it all again. See my post above to Jeff. Thanks for all your trouble anyway, especially for the screenshots.

    David

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    Re: Start printing from last page (XP Professional

    > as soon as I want to print another document, I have to go through the whole rigamarole again.

    Yes, of course... and that is what macros are for. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Try adding these to a module in Normal.dot:

    <code>Sub PrintReverseWithDialog()
    ' Print in reverse order then restore previous setting
    Dim blnOptionWas As Boolean
    With Options
    blnOptionWas = .PrintReverse
    .PrintReverse = True
    Dialogs(wdDialogFilePrint).Show
    .PrintReverse = blnOptionWas
    End With
    End Sub

    Sub PrintReverseNoDialog()
    ' Print in reverse order then restore previous setting
    Dim blnOptionWas As Boolean
    With Options
    blnOptionWas = .PrintReverse
    .PrintReverse = True
    ActiveDocument.PrintOut
    .PrintReverse = blnOptionWas
    End With
    End Sub</code>

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