Changing system printer

jc113883

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May 29, 2006
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Hi,

I am using excel VBA to control another (non-microsoft) program. When I set the program to print, it uses the default system printer (not the excel printer). The program itself doesn't have a change active printer method.

Does anyone know of some VBA code that will change the system printer (not just the excel default printer as "application.activeprinter = ...", does.) It exists out there in code for VB, but that's a little beyond me. I'm using XP.

Graeme.
 

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Ivan F Moala

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Try something like...........

Code:
Sub SysPrinterSetdefault()
Dim WshNetwork  As Object
Dim PrinterPath As String

    Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
    '// The name of your Printer
    PrinterPath = "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer"
    
    '// Set your degault printer here
    WshNetwork.SetDefaultPrinter PrinterPath
    
    Set WshNetwork = Nothing
    
End Sub
 

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