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Printing Report on opening print preview without dialog box

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    desk4tbc is offline Novice
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    Question Printing Report on opening print preview without dialog box

    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if it were possible to print a report after it opens in print preview but without the dialog box (and here's the kicker) while a form sub is still running.



    I figured out DoCmd.PrintOut will print without the dialog box but it wont run while Access is still running a sub from a form. (It gives a Run-time error 2585: This action can't be carried out while processing a form or report event.)

    The other thing I tried was putting RunCommand acCmdPrint after the open report line but that results in the unwanted print dialog box. Is there anyway to achieve this? I need the report to load in Print Preview as there is script in the onload bit of the report that needs to run in order for it to be printed correctly. Thanks ahead of time for the help.

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    Stingaway is offline Efficiency Junkie
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    Try looking at the code behind the scenes of the "Quick Print" function, which sends the report to the default printer without a dialog box. You might be able to utilize that same function to do it via code instead of a button push.

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