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Setting PrtDevMode in code

Setting PrtDevMode in code

Setting PrtDevMode in code

(OP)
I have an Access 2000 application which I would like my users to be able to take screen prints of by using Ctrl+P.
(done using AutoKeys macro + Docmd.PrintOut on the Screen.ActiveForm)
My problem is that for my screen prints to fit on a sheet of A4 they need to be printed in Landscape mode and Access has a nasty habit of persistently resetting the forms orientation to Portrait every time I go in to design mode.
I have some code to loop thru all forms to set orientation dynamically but it only works if there is already a PrtDevMode property for the form - which seems to keep disappearing (possibly due to SourceSafe's intervention?)
Does anyone know...
a) why the PrtDevMode keeps disappearing
b) is it feasible to create a PrtDevMode property for a form (the help info suggests that you shouldn't really be playing around with this sort of stuff)

Regards,

        Shep

RE: Setting PrtDevMode in code

Here's something to try for you landscpae portrait problem
Create a new printer using the same print device and Print driver but change it to landscape and save this in the document defaults.
So you will have a new printer icon in your printers folder.
Use this one for your screen capture.


DougP, MCP
 dposton@universal1.com
 
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RE: Setting PrtDevMode in code

(OP)
DougP,
Thanks for replying. Nice idea + I'll probably use it to create system documentation but unfortunately my customer has several different printers in use at several sites so I always want to use the default printer rather than a specific one + I can't expect them to change their defaults for all prints to landscape just to suit my app.
Cheers

Shep

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