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PayeDoc June 7th, 2010 02:41 PM

PageSetup properties keep changing
 
Hello All

I recently had some mdb corruption problems, that I THINK I've solved - by
creating a new mdb and importing all objects. A new problem has now started
that is either coincidental or is somehow related to my having done the mdb
rebuild.

The page setup properties of various reports changes, periodically, 'by
iteslf'! I have been able to repeat this behaviour to some extent:

1. preview report - discover that the page setup properties are completely
wrong
2. close the report
3. select the report in the main database window, go FilePage Setup,
correct the properties
4. preview report - the page setup properties are now ok
5. close the report
6. amend a parameter on the open form that is used by the report
7. preview report - discover that the page setup properties are completely
wrong again!

This doesn't always happen, and I have been unable to identify any pattern.
The page setup properties are the margins, the landscape/portrait setting,
and in one case the printer - changed from 'specified printer (correct) to
default printer (not corect). I had been advised that setting the page setup
properties from the File menu item in the main database window was more
reliable than setting them from the report's design view - hence step 3
above.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Thanks for any help.
Leslie Isaacs



Allen Browne June 7th, 2010 03:22 PM

PageSetup properties keep changing
 
Make sure Name AutoCorrect is turned off.
Then compact the database.
Explanation:
http://allenbrowne.com/bug-03.html

If this is Access 2007, make sure you have applied the service packs. SP2 is
he
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.


"PayeDoc" wrote in message
...
Hello All

I recently had some mdb corruption problems, that I THINK I've solved - by
creating a new mdb and importing all objects. A new problem has now
started
that is either coincidental or is somehow related to my having done the
mdb
rebuild.

The page setup properties of various reports changes, periodically, 'by
iteslf'! I have been able to repeat this behaviour to some extent:

1. preview report - discover that the page setup properties are completely
wrong
2. close the report
3. select the report in the main database window, go FilePage Setup,
correct the properties
4. preview report - the page setup properties are now ok
5. close the report
6. amend a parameter on the open form that is used by the report
7. preview report - discover that the page setup properties are completely
wrong again!

This doesn't always happen, and I have been unable to identify any
pattern.
The page setup properties are the margins, the landscape/portrait setting,
and in one case the printer - changed from 'specified printer (correct) to
default printer (not corect). I had been advised that setting the page
setup
properties from the File menu item in the main database window was more
reliable than setting them from the report's design view - hence step 3
above.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Thanks for any help.
Leslie Isaacs



PayeDoc June 7th, 2010 03:57 PM

PageSetup properties keep changing
 
Hello Allen

Very many thanks for your response to this. I am using Access 2000, and I
have found that the Name AutoCorrect was turned on: it's now off!

I note from your reference that you suggest creating a new mdb, turning off
Name AutoCorrect, then inporting all objects. Is that really going to be
better than just turning the feature off then doing a compact/repair?

Thanks again
Les



"Allen Browne" wrote in message
...
Make sure Name AutoCorrect is turned off.
Then compact the database.
Explanation:
http://allenbrowne.com/bug-03.html

If this is Access 2007, make sure you have applied the service packs. SP2

is
he

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.


"PayeDoc" wrote in message
...
Hello All

I recently had some mdb corruption problems, that I THINK I've solved -

by
creating a new mdb and importing all objects. A new problem has now
started
that is either coincidental or is somehow related to my having done the
mdb
rebuild.

The page setup properties of various reports changes, periodically, 'by
iteslf'! I have been able to repeat this behaviour to some extent:

1. preview report - discover that the page setup properties are

completely
wrong
2. close the report
3. select the report in the main database window, go FilePage Setup,
correct the properties
4. preview report - the page setup properties are now ok
5. close the report
6. amend a parameter on the open form that is used by the report
7. preview report - discover that the page setup properties are

completely
wrong again!

This doesn't always happen, and I have been unable to identify any
pattern.
The page setup properties are the margins, the landscape/portrait

setting,
and in one case the printer - changed from 'specified printer (correct)

to
default printer (not corect). I had been advised that setting the page
setup
properties from the File menu item in the main database window was more
reliable than setting them from the report's design view - hence step 3
above.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Thanks for any help.
Leslie Isaacs






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