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Report printing-how to hide the grey screen

Report printing-how to hide the grey screen

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I am printing a report, and first open it in Printpreview,hidden and then specify the printer, and then open in Normal view to actually print the report. This works ok, but while this is going on, I would like the screen to display the form that initiated the printing. At the moment, the screen goes Grey, I think while in printpreview mode. Is there a way to avoid or minimise this
my code:
DoCmd.OpenReport strReport, acViewPreview, , , acHidden
With Reports(strReport)
Set .Printer = Application.Printers(strPrinterName)
End With
With Reports(strReport).Printer
.Duplex = acPRDPSimplex
.PaperBin = intBinID
End With
DoCmd.OpenReport strReport, acViewNormal
DoCmd.Close acReport, strReport

RE: Report printing-how to hide the grey screen

You could use the setfocus method of the form to put it back on top... Although I think your printing is showing the report... so either acHidden works to print it too or you'd have to look at printing the report from a report object. Can't say I've done it but check for a print method.

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