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Custom page size for labels

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I created a report to print labels, and it created a custom page size for
the report.
When I opened the properties of the printer driver I could see it listed -
as Custom.

Then I had to change printer drivers. (Long story, rather OT.)
When I displayed the report, it was formatted for a full page -
not real useful for mailing labels.
The list of available page sizes did not include Custom.

Then I made a new report, with the new driver set as default.
Again, I was able to create the appropriate custom page size for the report.

Is there any way, after the report has been created, that I can "attach" a
custom page format/layout to it?
Or must I recreate all my reports for use with the new driver?

- Turtle
Nov 13 '05 #1
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"MacDermott" <ma********@nospam.com> wrote:
I created a report to print labels, and it created a custom page size for
the report.
When I opened the properties of the printer driver I could see it listed -
as Custom.

Then I had to change printer drivers. (Long story, rather OT.)
When I displayed the report, it was formatted for a full page -
not real useful for mailing labels.
The list of available page sizes did not include Custom.

Then I made a new report, with the new driver set as default.
Again, I was able to create the appropriate custom page size for the report.

Is there any way, after the report has been created, that I can "attach" a
custom page format/layout to it?
Or must I recreate all my reports for use with the new driver?


This may not be applicable or you may already know this.

Setting up custom paper sizes is totally different in the Win NT 4/2000/Win XP
environment compared to Win 95/98/ME.

Go into the list of Printers under the Settings button from the Start menu. You may
need to do this on the print server. Then click on File >> Server Properties Then
you can create a new form with the sizes you want on it as well as a name.

Then you can follow the below steps inside Access to choose the just created Paper
Size. Go into the design of the report, Click 'File',Page Setup', Click the 'Page'
tab., Select 'Specific Printer',, Pick the printer you are using., Click 'Properties'
then the 'Paper' tab., In 'Paper Size' select 'Custom'. and choose your just created
Paper Size.

Tony
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