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5. Printers

Chapter 5. Printers

Printing output is a major component of any database product, and Access gives you a great deal of control over the “look” of your forms and reports. Programmatic control over the printer itself, however, has always been somewhat complex in Access. Windows provides rich and intricate support for output devices, and Access attempts to shield you from most of that intricacy. Sometimes, however, you do need to take control of your output devices; for example, you may need to change a particular device or a setting pertaining to a particular device. Historically, Access made this possible but not easy. However, starting with Access 2002, you can use the Printers collection with a Printer object that makes it relatively easy to accomplish the m....


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