Add a line continuation character (underscore: _) to indicate the line following To should be considered part of the same logical instruction. Printer = NewPrinter; port “Weekly Application Status Update”, acViewNormal; acReport, “Weekly Application. Using VBA, how do I export a report to PDF in Microsoft Access? ========= port “_Report1”, acViewPreview,, MyFilter.

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I hope this works once I create a runtime version of my the database although I am guessing that it won’t. PDF output command has a problem, though; it can’t provide filtering by itself. There’s no filter clause, not a where statement you can play with.

After browsing tons of webpages, my best VBA approach is as follows: Date, “yyyy” ‘State the filename.

Access: Export report to PDF using VBA

However, HelpFile for that function says you’ll need to state the object type and leave the ObjectName field blank if you want to print the active object that’s why I’ve got to ddocmd.openreport the form on preview mode and then close it.

If you try acViewNormal it’ll throw an error.

It might not be the sharpest encoding on Earth, but it works My issue seems somewhat different. When the review is complete, my customer asked that I dodmd.openreport a “report” of just the last review in a format that can be shared with the person who wrote the document.


I programmed when the review is complete, the record is saved. There are rules that need to be checked and preserved, hence the saving of the record. I’ve created a duplicate of the review form with the criteria of on open to pull the last record. My problem occurs when I print to the PDF. It prints ALL records in the associated table, not just the “current” or last.

How would you control the quality and size of the priint, do you have to reset printer settings or change default print setting?

Since the report I am trying to create as a pdf requires it to be landscape and on legal paper. This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use.

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The content you requested has been removed. Remove From My Forums. Sign in to vote. However, attempts to work out how to do this in code have so far drawn a blank. RunCommand does not seem to be able to access this particular functionality. Could anybody point me in the direction of a solution?


Thursday, March 22, Tuesday, March 27, Proposed as answer by Gio Grasshopper Sunday, December 27, Monday, February 23, Mariucci, That worked well for me. Thanks for your post.

Thursday, July docmd.openreoprt, 5: Tuesday, August 11, This works great and handles the filtering! Sunday, December 27, The solution posted by Mariucci is key. If you can master this stuff here, you have some true RAD development tools that give impressive results.

Different ways to open an access report using DoCmd.OpenReport

Wednesday, January 27, 4: Tuesday, February 9, Works like a charm. Thursday, February 18, 8: I had the same problem as you. So i decided to do a little internet sniffing. I use 1 form for reports combined with a table.

The form eocmd.openreport a listbox with names from reports list of telephones, list of members, Sunday, Xave 21, Hope my question is clear. Tuesday, September 18, 7: Thanks for the solution.

Friday, September 21, 2: Proposed as answer by AccessGuru Wednesday, July 9, 9: Tuesday, July 8, 4: Help us improve MSDN.