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send commands to barcode label printer with docmd.printout ??

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I am using docmd.printout to send Reports (formatted as labels) to a
barcode label printer. I need to collate the labels so that I print
lable 1 twice, then label 2 twice, then label 3 twice, etc. The
printout collate option only seems to work if the printer supports it.
The label printer I am using doesn't collate via the printout command
option, but it does have a command language that will collate IF I can
find a way to send the command to the printer. Any ideas? Maybe I
need to use something besides printout to control the printer?
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Just a thought ---

Base your label report on a query and then try unioning the query to itself.
You should then get two of every label.

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I am using docmd.printout to send Reports (formatted as labels) to a
barcode label printer. I need to collate the labels so that I print
lable 1 twice, then label 2 twice, then label 3 twice, etc. The
printout collate option only seems to work if the printer supports it.
The label printer I am using doesn't collate via the printout command
option, but it does have a command language that will collate IF I can
find a way to send the command to the printer. Any ideas? Maybe I
need to use something besides printout to control the printer?

Nov 13 '05 #2

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RC
Thank you so much! I WAS printing the first label, then printing the
first label again, then incrementing the numbers, then printing the
second label, etc. I had to put in a long pause between each print so
that printer could keep up and not get overwhelmed with so many
separate print tasks. But your simple and elegant solution prints
each label twice, and it's fast and accurate. Thank you. I don't
have much experience with queries and now I see why they are so
important.

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Just a thought ---

Base your label report on a query and then try unioning the query to itself.
You should then get two of every label.

--
PC Datasheet
Your Resource For Help With Access, Excel And Word Applications
re******@pcdatasheet.com
www.pcdatasheet.com
"RC" <rc*********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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I am using docmd.printout to send Reports (formatted as labels) to a
barcode label printer. I need to collate the labels so that I print
lable 1 twice, then label 2 twice, then label 3 twice, etc. The
printout collate option only seems to work if the printer supports it.
The label printer I am using doesn't collate via the printout command
option, but it does have a command language that will collate IF I can
find a way to send the command to the printer. Any ideas? Maybe I
need to use something besides printout to control the printer?

Nov 13 '05 #3

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