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This is my first thread here. I have a project in MS Access and i have 2 problems related to it.

1. In all the forms where i have the navigation buttons, the delete button is disabled. I am able to delete records by selecting one of the records and using the delete key on my keyboard. But the delete button on the navigation bar in the form is always disabled.
(In the form properties, i have enabled deletions)

2. Whenever i use the OutputTo command to export a report to a file, i get an error saying that a printer is not installed. But why should i have a printer when i'm just writing data to a file?

Please help me out soon.
May 23 '07 #1
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missinglinq
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1. In all the forms where i have the navigation buttons, the delete button is disabled.
What "delete" button are you referring to? The native navigation buttons have an Add Record button, but no Delete Record button, to my knowledge. You're not referring to that, are you?

2. Whenever i use the OutputTo command to export a report to a file, i get an error saying that a printer is not installed. But why should i have a printer when i'm just writing data to a file?
Someone else here may know better, but I thik it's possible that Access considers this "printing to file" and like any "print" operation, does not allow it if no printer has been detected on the system. Hopefully someone here may have a more definitive answer to this!

Good Luck!
May 23 '07 #2

NeoPa
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Please remember to provide a meaningful Title for any threads started (Please Use Appropriate Titles for New Threads!). This helps to ensure that other members, and also the general public, will have a better chance of finding answers to any similar questions.

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Also, in this case, please create one thread per question. For similar reasons to above.
May 24 '07 #3

NeoPa
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Hi

This is my first thread here. I have a project in MS Access and i have 2 problems related to it.

1. In all the forms where i have the navigation buttons, the delete button is disabled. I am able to delete records by selecting one of the records and using the delete key on my keyboard. But the delete button on the navigation bar in the form is always disabled.
(In the form properties, i have enabled deletions)

2. Whenever i use the OutputTo command to export a report to a file, i get an error saying that a printer is not installed. But why should i have a printer when i'm just writing data to a file?

Please help me out soon.
  1. Just as the other Expert here, I know of no intrinsic Delete button. Perhaps it's one you've added yourself. If so, then you need to code it to do the delete yourself.
  2. When a report runs in Access, it must have a printer associated as it matches the output to what the printer can handle. That's why, when you design a report, you must specify whether it is the default printer, or another specific printer, to be used.
May 24 '07 #4

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