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Hello,
I'm encountering a strange error when printing my forms and reports in
Access. Printed documents will intermittently fail to contain
graphical elements (i.e. charts will only print labels, printed forms
will only contain text, etc.). When viewed in print preview, the
graphics display correctly.
Initially this problem only occured once in a great while. More
recently it has persisted through a complete shut down and re-boot of
the system.

I am using Access 2003 (SP1), on Windows 2000. The printer is a
networked HP color inkjet (which prints graphics from other programs
successfully).

Has anyone encountered this problem before? Any ideas on a solution?

Nov 13 '05 #1
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I've seen some odd problems printing to HP printers from Access before
that did not occur with other applications. I don't know if it is an
issue with HP printers or Access itself. For example I have had
reports suddenly shrink from something that barely fits on legal size
paper to something that fits on a postcard. These 'bonsai' reports had
correspondingly tiny font sizes and graphics shrunk proportionately as
well.

At any rate, making sure you have the latest printer driver from HP is
the first place to start. Once you've done that, see if there is an
option within the driver somewhere to reduce the resolution (i.e., DPI)
of the printed image (click Start, Settings, Printers and Faxes...right
click your printer, then go to Properties, click the General tab and
then the 'Printing Preferences...' button to access the driver specific
settings). Experiment with different resolutions and see if you find
one that gives acceptable quality but makes the problem go away. If
your printer has a 'draft mode' you might just try that and see if it
acceptably solves your problem. I found that reducing the default DPI
from 1200 to 600 fixed my problem on an HP 2100. Best of luck!

Bruce

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Try changing the Text Colour from Black to Dark Blue or similar
Patrick
On 1 Jun 2005 06:09:04 -0700, "Ace Calhoon" <ac********@gmail.com>
wrote:
Hello,
I'm encountering a strange error when printing my forms and reports in
Access. Printed documents will intermittently fail to contain
graphical elements (i.e. charts will only print labels, printed forms
will only contain text, etc.). When viewed in print preview, the
graphics display correctly.
Initially this problem only occured once in a great while. More
recently it has persisted through a complete shut down and re-boot of
the system.

I am using Access 2003 (SP1), on Windows 2000. The printer is a
networked HP color inkjet (which prints graphics from other programs
successfully).

Has anyone encountered this problem before? Any ideas on a solution?


Nov 13 '05 #3

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Correction
Sorry I thought you meant text.
On 1 Jun 2005 06:09:04 -0700, "Ace Calhoon" <ac********@gmail.com>
wrote:
Hello,
I'm encountering a strange error when printing my forms and reports in
Access. Printed documents will intermittently fail to contain
graphical elements (i.e. charts will only print labels, printed forms
will only contain text, etc.). When viewed in print preview, the
graphics display correctly.
Initially this problem only occured once in a great while. More
recently it has persisted through a complete shut down and re-boot of
the system.

I am using Access 2003 (SP1), on Windows 2000. The printer is a
networked HP color inkjet (which prints graphics from other programs
successfully).

Has anyone encountered this problem before? Any ideas on a solution?


Nov 13 '05 #4

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