Recently I wanted to change Excel’s ActivePrinter using VBA. That isn’t as straightforward as I expected it to be. In particular there is a. There’s a property of the Application object called ActivePrinter. Add a new VBA Module to workbook and paste the code below into it. Is there a way of creating a list of Active Printers on a users computer for the user to select to be used in the PrintOut method i.e. I am bypassing.

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It does not change the default printer in Windows. Return to top of page. Please post data in proper tables – I suggest this tool. Is there a way of creating a list of Active Printers activepdinter a users computer for the user to select to be used in the PrintOut method i. Add a new VBA Module to workbook and paste the code below into it.

I expected that this would do it:.

ActivePrinter to your default sctiveprinter, in my case usually a Laserjet. The value can ‘ be used to assign a printer to the ActivePrinter property of ‘ the Application object. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

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Option Explicit ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””’ ‘ modListPrinters ‘ By Chip Pearson, chip cpearson. The code here is a function named GetPrinterFullNames that reads the registry and returns a String array, where each element in the array is the name of a printer device connected to the PC.

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Dialogs xlDialogPrinterSetup and ask the user to select the printer. Share it with others Like this thread?

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Pearson Software Consulting www. Litle bit modify your code. You can then loop through vha list with code like: How to get the port of a printer? All times are GMT Print “No match” Else Application. You may have to register before you can post: I have 32 bit Windows API code that gets the device names and works well locally, but needs additional work for network printers. Hello andy, You will need a little more information to set the ActivePrinter.

Create a list of available printers using Data Validation in A1 then use this code: I almost decided to hard code the string for the above mentioned languages when I realized that the solution is already there.

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Sounds a little bit better.

Application.ActivePrinter property (Excel)

Any ideas would be appreciated Thank you Fran Bus. Does it need a particular library? May 26th, Is there a line I can add to the macro to select the correct printer so I can JUST activate it without having to sidetrack?

Last edited by RoryA; Sep 11th, at Member List Calendar Forum Rules. Hello andy, You need to include the colon “: Do I need to define a variable first? StdRegProv” ‘ get the Devices from the registry regobj. E-mail subscription to new posts? Login or Sign Up. All three errored me out. We process personal data about users of our site, through the use of cookies and other technologies, to deliver our services, personalize advertising, and to analyze site activity.

Do I make the code line application. VBA stuff Tagged With: Probably it would be: Changing the active printer in a macro There’s a property of the Application object called ActivePrinter.