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How to use Visual Basic code to collate and to print two reports
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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
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This article describes a method that you can use to collate and print two reports. This method alternates two reports between the DoCmd.SelectObject and DoCmd.PrintOut Visual Basic methods. Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements.
At times, you may want to print page 1 of one report and then collate that page with page 1 of another report. Opening the reports and printing each page individually requires the underlying query to run each time. An alternative method is to incorporate both reports in a main/sub report.
To collate and print two reports and to test the results, follow these steps:
For more information about the SelectObject method, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type selectobject in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
For more information about the PrintOut method, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type printout in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.