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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Error in line: 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? Changing the active printer in a macro Alright, I tried the full string, and just the printer name, and the port. This will display a list of printers and faxes for the local computer. I could not find any difference with my pc, where there is no such problem. This will get activeprinte list of availble printers. VBA stuff Tagged With: Changing the active printer in a macro Hello Andy, You’re welcome.
ActivePrinter End Sub And this is the function: Print “No match” Else Application. Forums Blogs Articles Groups. You may have to register before you can post: 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. I ran the macro just now, and it gave a completely different port.
Your code is simply brilliant. Vvba startup Excel will set Application. Last edited by Leith Ross; Sep 11th, at We may share certain information about our users with our advertising and analytics partners. Thread Tools Show Printable Version.
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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. This is the code to test the function: Ozgrid is Not Associated With Microsoft.
Results 1 to 10 of Hello andy, You need to include the colon “: Changing the active printer in a macro Hello andy, You will need a little more information to set the ActivePrinter. Run the macro “ShowPrintersAndPorts”. Do I make the code line application. This page last updated: Litle bit modify your code.
Use API functions to retrieve all your installed printers and there port names from the registry. How to get the port of a printer? Hello Andy, You’re welcome.
Please use [code] tags when posting code. I expected that this would do it: Do I need to define a variable first? I expected that this would do it:. Comments Lewis Metzger says: All contents Copyright by MrExcel Publishing. So your code not such universal. Create a list of available printers using Data Validation in A1 then use this code: Option Explicit ””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””’ ‘ modListPrinters ‘ By Chip Pearson, chip cpearson.