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How can I force report to pull from the bypass tray on HP LaserJet 4200?

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MLH
I am unsure how to do this. I want this tray to be used for certain
print jobs - jobs that will prompt me to load the bypass tray with
sheet labels. How to force this? Dunno.

Its the HP LaserJet 4200.
Apr 23 '06 #1
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Br
MLH wrote:
I am unsure how to do this. I want this tray to be used for certain
print jobs - jobs that will prompt me to load the bypass tray with
sheet labels. How to force this? Dunno.

Its the HP LaserJet 4200.


This is a Microsoft Access forum.
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regards,

Br@dley
Apr 23 '06 #2

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Go to your printer setup, and create a new printer. For each
printer you can set things like the default tray.

In Access, set the report to print to that printer instead of
printing to the default printer. (select the report, then File,
Page Setup, Use Specific Printer).

Now when you print that report, it will always use that printer,
which will always use that tray.

(david)
"MLH" <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote in message
news:i4********************************@4ax.com...
I am unsure how to do this. I want this tray to be used for certain
print jobs - jobs that will prompt me to load the bypass tray with
sheet labels. How to force this? Dunno.

Its the HP LaserJet 4200.

Apr 24 '06 #3

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If you couldn't answer his question its no disgrace to say so.
I found this to be a very valid Access Report problem and an accurate
solution by David.
You diminish a person's chance of a solution by answering without
contributing any real help.

Sincerely, Rick

Br@dley wrote:
MLH wrote:
I am unsure how to do this. I want this tray to be used for certain
print jobs - jobs that will prompt me to load the bypass tray with
sheet labels. How to force this? Dunno.

Its the HP LaserJet 4200.


This is a Microsoft Access forum.
--
regards,

Br@dley


Apr 24 '06 #4

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Br
A noble attempt to link the post to Access but it's not an Access issue,
it's a print spooler/printer issue.

People diminish the ability of others to offer Access help when posts are
off-topic.

2D Rick wrote:
If you couldn't answer his question its no disgrace to say so.
I found this to be a very valid Access Report problem and an accurate
solution by David.
You diminish a person's chance of a solution by answering without
contributing any real help.

Sincerely, Rick

Br@dley wrote:
MLH wrote:
I am unsure how to do this. I want this tray to be used for certain
print jobs - jobs that will prompt me to load the bypass tray with
sheet labels. How to force this? Dunno.

Its the HP LaserJet 4200.


This is a Microsoft Access forum.
--
regards,

Br@dley

Apr 26 '06 #5

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MLH
Thanks, David. I'm rolling this app out onto a number of
different installations. I like your solution and wish to build
a form on which a user can specify a newly created printer
with default tray for holding blank labels. Now, once that's
done, my report object will need to be directed in code
somehow to the new target printer. How do people handle
that sort of thing these days?

I'm hoping there's some kind of Windows identifier string
for any given printer I can save in a table, directing my
report object to use it anytime the report is printed. Let me
know if this is something standard that I just missed the
boat on somehow.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx
On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 15:33:20 +1000, "david epsom dot com dot au"
<david@epsomdotcomdotau> wrote:
Go to your printer setup, and create a new printer. For each
printer you can set things like the default tray.

In Access, set the report to print to that printer instead of
printing to the default printer. (select the report, then File,
Page Setup, Use Specific Printer).

Now when you print that report, it will always use that printer,
which will always use that tray.

(david)
"MLH" <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote in message
news:i4********************************@4ax.com.. .
I am unsure how to do this. I want this tray to be used for certain
print jobs - jobs that will prompt me to load the bypass tray with
sheet labels. How to force this? Dunno.

Its the HP LaserJet 4200.


May 8 '06 #6

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Windows applications don't print to real printers,
they print to printer drivers.

The printer driver that a report prints to is identified
by the printer device name that you give it in control
panel.

There is normally a way a printer identifies itself,
but that is only so that you can use the correct driver.
Even if you knew the physical printer ID, it wouldn't
help you, because you don't print to the real printer.

Printer drivers don't have a Windows ID. There is just
a list of installation disks and printer ID's, so that
when you connect a printer, you can find an installation
disk. After that, the printer/printer driver is just
identified by the device name that you give it in when
setting up.

Bottom line, there is no Windows ID, only the name you
choose.

One approach is given here:
http://allenbrowne.com/AppPrintMgt.html
Printer Selection Utility

(david)

"MLH" <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote in message
news:an********************************@4ax.com...
Thanks, David. I'm rolling this app out onto a number of
different installations. I like your solution and wish to build
a form on which a user can specify a newly created printer
with default tray for holding blank labels. Now, once that's
done, my report object will need to be directed in code
somehow to the new target printer. How do people handle
that sort of thing these days?

I'm hoping there's some kind of Windows identifier string
for any given printer I can save in a table, directing my
report object to use it anytime the report is printed. Let me
know if this is something standard that I just missed the
boat on somehow.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx
On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 15:33:20 +1000, "david epsom dot com dot au"
<david@epsomdotcomdotau> wrote:
Go to your printer setup, and create a new printer. For each
printer you can set things like the default tray.

In Access, set the report to print to that printer instead of
printing to the default printer. (select the report, then File,
Page Setup, Use Specific Printer).

Now when you print that report, it will always use that printer,
which will always use that tray.

(david)
"MLH" <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote in message
news:i4********************************@4ax.com. ..
I am unsure how to do this. I want this tray to be used for certain
print jobs - jobs that will prompt me to load the bypass tray with
sheet labels. How to force this? Dunno.

Its the HP LaserJet 4200.

May 8 '06 #7

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