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Module: PrinterAccess in Category Microsoft Access : Environment from Total Visual SourceBook

Manage the default printer, page orientation, and margins of Microsoft Access reports and forms in Access VBA.

Procedure List

Procedure Name

Type

Description

(Declarations) Declarations Declarations and private variables for the modPrinterAccess module
IsReportPortrait Procedure Determine if the report's orientation is portrait or landscape.
SetReportOrientation Procedure Set a report's page orientation to Portrait or Landscape. Assumes the report can be modified. If it's already open in non-design mode (e.g. preview or report view), the report is closed.
GetReportPrinterMargins Procedure Retrieve report printer margins in pixels
SetReportPrinterMargins Procedure Set report margin settings
IsReportPrinterDefault Procedure Determine if the report's current printer is the default printer. This is different from comparing the report's current printer to the default printer's name since it may be hard-coded to the current printer and would fail on a machine where the printer doesn't exist.
ReportPrinter Procedure Retrieves the report's assigned printer
ResetReportPrinter Procedure Resets a report's printer to use the default printer. Assumes the report can be modified. If it's already open in non-design mode (e.g. preview or report view), the report is closed. This eliminates a report having a specified printer which may not exist on someone else's machine, causing this report to crash if printing is attempted.
ResetReportPrinterAll Procedure Resets all the reports in the current database to use the default printer. This eliminates reports having a specified printer which may not exist on someone else's machine, causing the report to crash if printing is attempted. Assumes all reports are closed when this starts.
IsFormPrinterDefault Procedure Determine if the form's current printer is the default printer. This is different from comparing the form's current printer to the default printer's name since it may be hard-coded to the current printer and would fail on a machine where the printer doesn't exist.
FormPrinter Procedure Retrieves the form's assigned printer
ResetFormPrinter Procedure Resets a form's printer to use the default printer. This eliminates a form having a specified printer which may not exist on someone else's machine, causing this form to crash if printing is attempted.
ResetFormPrinterAll Procedure Resets all forms to use the default printer. This eliminates forms from having a specified printer which may not exist on someone else's machine, causing the form to crash if printing is attempted. Assumes all reports are closed when this starts.

Example Code for Using Module: PrinterAccess

' Example of modPrinterAccessReports
'
' To use this example, create a new module and paste this code into it.
' Then run the procedures by putting the cursor in the procedure and pressing:
'    F5 to run it, or
'    F8 to step through it line-by-line (see the Debug menu for more options)

Private Sub Example_modPrinterAccessReports()
  ' Comments: Examples of managing the default printer, page orientation, and margins of Microsoft Access reports in Access VBA.
  '           This should be run from your Access database. Change the constants for the sample report to your report name.
  '           To see how the default printer gets reset, set a specific printer to your report:
  '           With your report in design mode, use the Page Setup ribbon, Page Setup, Page Tab, and choose a Specific Printer.
  '           See the results in the Immediate Window.

  Const cstrReport As String = "rptInvoice"

  Dim fDefaultPrinter As Boolean
  Dim strPrinter As String
  Dim fPortrait As Boolean
  Dim lngOriginalTop As Long, lngOriginalRight As Long, lngOriginalBottom As Long, lngOriginalLeft As Long
  Dim lngTop As Long, lngRight As Long, lngBottom As Long, lngLeft As Long
  Dim fChanged As Boolean

  ' Open the report in design mode and hidden so we can get information from it.
  ' This is helpful when invoking several of the functions for the same report and eliminates the need to open and close it each time.
  ' If you're only calling one of the functions, you can skip this since the function will automatically open and close the report if it isn't already open.
  DoCmd.OpenReport cstrReport, acViewDesign, , , acHidden

  ' Get report's printer margins
  Call GetReportPrinterMargins(cstrReport, lngOriginalTop, lngOriginalRight, lngOriginalBottom, lngOriginalLeft)
  Debug.Print "Original margins for report " & cstrReport
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Top   : " & lngOriginalTop
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Right : " & lngOriginalRight
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Bottom: " & lngOriginalBottom
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Left  : " & lngOriginalLeft

  ' Reduce margins by half
  Call SetReportPrinterMargins(cstrReport, lngOriginalTop / 2, lngOriginalRight / 2, lngOriginalBottom / 2, lngOriginalLeft / 2)

  ' Get the new margins
  Call GetReportPrinterMargins(cstrReport, lngTop, lngRight, lngBottom, lngLeft)
  Debug.Print "New margins"
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Top   : " & lngTop
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Right : " & lngRight
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Bottom: " & lngBottom
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Left  : " & lngLeft

  ' Reset to original margins
  Call SetReportPrinterMargins(cstrReport, lngOriginalTop, lngOriginalRight, lngOriginalBottom, lngOriginalLeft)
  Call GetReportPrinterMargins(cstrReport, lngTop, lngRight, lngBottom, lngLeft)
  Debug.Print "Reset margins to original values"
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Top   : " & lngTop
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Right : " & lngRight
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Bottom: " & lngBottom
  Debug.Print "  Margin-Left  : " & lngLeft
  Debug.Print

  ' ----------------------------
  ' Check and adjust orientation
  fPortrait = IsReportPortrait(cstrReport)
  Debug.Print "Report orientation: " & IIf(fPortrait, "Portrait", "Landscape")
  If fPortrait Then
    fChanged = SetReportOrientation(cstrReport, acPRORLandscape)
  Else
    fChanged = SetReportOrientation(cstrReport, acPRORPortrait)
  End If
  Debug.Print "Report orientation was changed: " & fChanged

  If fChanged Then
    fPortrait = IsReportPortrait(cstrReport)
    Debug.Print "Report orientation is now: " & IIf(fPortrait, "Portrait", "Landscape")

    ' Change the orientation back to the original
    If fPortrait Then
      fChanged = SetReportOrientation(cstrReport, acPRORLandscape)
    Else
      fChanged = SetReportOrientation(cstrReport, acPRORPortrait)
    End If
    fPortrait = IsReportPortrait(cstrReport)
    Debug.Print "Report orientation is reset to: " & IIf(fPortrait, "Portrait", "Landscape")
  End If

  ' -------------------------
  ' Work with default printer
  fDefaultPrinter = IsReportPrinterDefault(cstrReport)
  Debug.Print "The printer for report " & cstrReport & IIf(fDefaultPrinter, " is", " is not") & " the default printer"

  strPrinter = ReportPrinter(cstrReport)
  Debug.Print "The printer for report " & cstrReport & " is: " & strPrinter

  If Not fDefaultPrinter Then
    ' Reset the printer to the default printer if it's hard-coded to a specific printer
    fChanged = ResetReportPrinter(cstrReport)
    Debug.Print "Changed the printer for report " & cstrReport & " to the default printer: " & fChanged

    strPrinter = ReportPrinter(cstrReport)
    Debug.Print "The printer for report " & cstrReport & " is now: " & strPrinter
  End If

  DoCmd.Close acReport, cstrReport

  ' This can be used to reset all the reports in your database to the default printer:
  ' ResetReportPrinterAll

End Sub

Private Sub Example_modPrinterAccessForms()
  ' Comments: Examples of managing the default printer for Microsoft Access forms in Access VBA.
  '           This should be run from your Access database. Change the constants for the sample form to your form name.
  '           In general, you should use reports rather than forms for printing.
  '           See the results in the Immediate Window.

  Const cstrForm As String = "frmCatalog"

  Dim fDefaultPrinter As Boolean
  Dim strPrinter As String
  Dim fChanged As Boolean

  ' Open the form in design mode and hidden so we can get information from it.
  ' This is helpful when invoking several of the functions for the same form and eliminates the need to open and close it each time.
  ' If you're only calling one of the functions, you can skip this since the function will automatically open and close the form if it isn't already open.
  DoCmd.OpenForm cstrForm, acViewDesign, , , , acHidden

  ' -------------------------
  ' Work with default printer
  fDefaultPrinter = IsFormPrinterDefault(cstrForm)
  Debug.Print "The printer for form " & cstrForm & IIf(fDefaultPrinter, " is", " is not") & " the default printer"

  strPrinter = FormPrinter(cstrForm)
  Debug.Print "The printer for form " & cstrForm & " is: " & strPrinter

  If Not fDefaultPrinter Then
    ' Reset the printer to the default printer if it's hard-coded to a specific printer
    fChanged = ResetFormPrinter(cstrForm)
    Debug.Print "Changed the printer for form " & cstrForm & " to the default printer: " & fChanged

    strPrinter = FormPrinter(cstrForm)
    Debug.Print "The printer for form " & cstrForm & " is now: " & strPrinter
  End If

  DoCmd.Close acForm, cstrForm

  ' This can be used to reset all the forms in your database to the default printer:
  'ResetFormPrinterAll

End Sub

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