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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Thank you Fran Bus. Probably it would be: To give a better idea I have created a dynamic page of graphs and to print all the graphs i need to change Source Data and then print the page so I cannot do a Print Entire Workbook Atciveprinter page last updated: Excel not only wants to know the printer name but also the port name of the printer, which can be something like Ne01, LPT1, Nul or any IP address.

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All times active;rinter GMT Print “No match” Else Application. Return to top of page.

Hello Andy, You’re welcome. So your code not such universal. Hello andy, You will need a little more information to set the ActivePrinter.

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Last edited by Leith Ross; Sep 11th, at I ran the macro just now, and it gave a completely different port. Error in line: How to get the port of a printer? Do I need to define a variable first?

Last edited by RoryA; Sep 11th, at ActivePrinter in the immediate window and got as reply: Activeprinter in Word en Powerpoint. Help Contact Us Go to top. activepprinter

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Please use [code] tags when aftiveprinter code. Create a list of available printers using Data Validation in A1 then use this code: This will display a list of printers and faxes for the local computer.

Hello andy, You need to include the colon “: Does it need a particular library? Pearson Software Consulting www. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Any ideas would be appreciated Is there a line I can add to the macro to activeprlnter the correct printer so I can JUST activate it without having to sidetrack? You can then loop through the list with code like: Unfortunately it is not obvious to create a list of all possible port names.

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It does not change the default printer in Windows. I am bypassing the Print option but some users want to print in colour so I need to be able to select other printers and pass the name to the PrintOut method Resources saved on this page: Litle bit modify vha code. Changing the active printer in a macro Hello Andy, You’re welcome.