Printer Object (Publisher)

A Printer object represents a printer installed on your computer.

Version Added: Publisher 2007

Many of the properties, such as PaperSize, PaperSource, and PaperOrientation, of the Printer object correspond to the settings in the Print Setup dialog box (File menu) in the Microsoft Publisher user interface .

The collection of all the printers installed on your computer is represented by the InstalledPrinters collection.

The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how you can use the PrinterName and IsActivePrinter properties of the Printer object to get a list of all the installed printers on the computer, determine which of them is currently the active printer, and get some of the settings of the active printer. The macro displays the results in the Immediate window.

Public Sub Printer_Example() 
 
 Dim pubInstalledPrinters As Publisher.InstalledPrinters 
 Dim pubApplication As Publisher.Application 
 Dim pubPrinter As Publisher.Printer 
 
 Set pubApplication = ThisDocument.Application 
 Set pubInstalledPrinters = pubApplication.InstalledPrinters 
 
 For Each pubPrinter In pubInstalledPrinters 
 Debug.Print pubPrinter.PrinterName 
 If pubPrinter.IsActivePrinter Then 
 Debug.Print "This is the active printer" 
 Debug.Print "Paper size is ", pubPrinter.PaperSize 
 Debug.Print "Paper orientation is ", pubPrinter.PaperOrientation 
 Debug.Print "Paper source is ", pubPrinter.PaperSource 
 End If 
 Next 
 
End Sub

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