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Error #2202 Viewing Reports

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I am developing databases in Access2000. Most of my work is done on my
desktop computer, which has a printer attached. However, whenever I try to
view, design or preview a report on my laptop not connected to a network), I
get Run-time error #2202: "You must install a printer before you design,
print or preview"... and it's impossible to do anything with the report.

I have several printers installed on this computer, which I use when I am
attached to various networks. But when I'm traveling, I don't have a
network to attach to, thus no printer is REALLY attached, although the
installation still exists.

Is there a way to change my set-ups in order to avoid this error?

Thanks for any help provided...

Andi

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Nov 13 '05 #1
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Add a printer, even if you're not connected to it.

Or add a print driver such as CutePDF from http://www.cutepdf.com/ Then
you'll have a "printer" installed from the point of view of Windows, and be
able to print to PDF format to boot (and it's completely free, with no nags)

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Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
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"Andi Plotsky" <ir******@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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I am developing databases in Access2000. Most of my work is done on my
desktop computer, which has a printer attached. However, whenever I try to view, design or preview a report on my laptop not connected to a network), I get Run-time error #2202: "You must install a printer before you design,
print or preview"... and it's impossible to do anything with the report.

I have several printers installed on this computer, which I use when I am
attached to various networks. But when I'm traveling, I don't have a
network to attach to, thus no printer is REALLY attached, although the
installation still exists.

Is there a way to change my set-ups in order to avoid this error?

Thanks for any help provided...

Andi

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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Set up a printer and set the Port for the printer to "File". This will
"print to file" if you actually try printing to it. You could later copy /b
the file to a printer of the same type, if you wish, or just delete the
file. If you don't actually print, then nothing will be there, but you'll
have a printer to keep Access happy. Use a second copy of a printer you
already have install, that way you won't need to install any more drivers.

--
Wayne Morgan
Microsoft Access MVP
"Andi Plotsky" <ir******@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:kX*******************@bignews3.bellsouth.net. ..
I am developing databases in Access2000. Most of my work is done on my
desktop computer, which has a printer attached. However, whenever I try
to
view, design or preview a report on my laptop not connected to a network),
I
get Run-time error #2202: "You must install a printer before you design,
print or preview"... and it's impossible to do anything with the report.

I have several printers installed on this computer, which I use when I am
attached to various networks. But when I'm traveling, I don't have a
network to attach to, thus no printer is REALLY attached, although the
installation still exists.

Is there a way to change my set-ups in order to avoid this error?

Thanks for any help provided...

Andi

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Nov 13 '05 #3

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Thanks to both of you - it worked!

Andi
"Wayne Morgan" <co***************************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Set up a printer and set the Port for the printer to "File". This will
"print to file" if you actually try printing to it. You could later copy /b the file to a printer of the same type, if you wish, or just delete the
file. If you don't actually print, then nothing will be there, but you'll
have a printer to keep Access happy. Use a second copy of a printer you
already have install, that way you won't need to install any more drivers.

--
Wayne Morgan
Microsoft Access MVP
"Andi Plotsky" <ir******@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:kX*******************@bignews3.bellsouth.net. ..
I am developing databases in Access2000. Most of my work is done on my
desktop computer, which has a printer attached. However, whenever I try
to
view, design or preview a report on my laptop not connected to a network), I
get Run-time error #2202: "You must install a printer before you design, print or preview"... and it's impossible to do anything with the report.

I have several printers installed on this computer, which I use when I am attached to various networks. But when I'm traveling, I don't have a
network to attach to, thus no printer is REALLY attached, although the
installation still exists.

Is there a way to change my set-ups in order to avoid this error?

Thanks for any help provided...

Andi

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