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  1. #1
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    Red face Unanswered: MS Access 2000 report object not funtioning in MS Access 2003

    Recently transitioned from a pc to laptop, the new laptop has MS Access version 2003. I was able to transfer files without a problem. However a Access 2000 file that was transferred is not able to print a report object. I can open the tables and run the queries fine. But when I try to print a report I can't even get the window date prompt to show up.

    I have gone so far as to run a copy of the file on a co-workers PC which is running MS access 2003 and it works fine.

    Any suggestions on what maybe the cause of this. I have searched through the MSDN and the MS Access help pages with no resolution. Please help.

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    Have you defined a default printer on the laptop? Reports won't even preview if there isn't a defined printer.
    Paul

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    Besides that, maybe the 2003 installation isn't complete or is corrupted... consider re-installing Access 2003 on the laptop.

    I say this since you have successfully run it on another machine (or two) with 2003 and it works fine. Therefore, it's reasonable to conclude that it's NOT a compatibility problem, but one that exists on that laptop alone.
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    We did have a local printer set as the default. So I assumed that wasn't the issue, but get this we switched the default printer to a network printer and then the reports would generate...strange! It's is supposed to work vice versa as well....see this forum: http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30165

    thanks for all the assistance have a great New Year!

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    "Heck it's something understood by accountants ... so it can't be 'that' difficult..." -- Healdem
    "...teach a man to code and he'll be frustrated for life! " -- georgev

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