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After setting MS Word's ActivePrinter attribute, printing fails

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TitleAfter setting MS Word's ActivePrinter attribute, printing fails
URL NameAfter-setting-MS-Word-s-ActivePrinter-attribute-printing-fails
Article Number000186577
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: 10.x, 11.x
OS: Windows
Question/Problem Description
Program is using ActiveX Automation to control Microsoft Word.  After setting the ActivePrinter property of Word to the appropriate printer based upon the user who is running the program, printing the Word document does nothing.
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Cause
Code within the application first sets the ActivePrinter property in Word via a call to an internal procedure, however, once the internal procedure returns the next line of code incorrectly resets the ActivePrinter property to the printers descriptive name.  For example, the real printer may be \\SomeMachine\Printer3 and its description name is 'Accounting Printer'.  The program first sets the ActivePrinter property to \\SomeMachine\Printer3 then it resets it to 'Accounting Printer'.
 
Resolution
Modify the program and remove the line of code which sets the ActivePrinter property to the printers descriptive name.
 
Workaround
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Last Modified Date10/16/2015 11:56 AM
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