Report.Pages Property (Access)

You can use the Pages property to return information needed to print page numbers in a report. Read/write Integer.

expression .Pages

expression A variable that represents a Report object.

This property is only available in Print Preview or when printing.

To refer to the Pages property in a macro or Visual Basic, the form or report must include a text box whose ControlSource property is set to an expression that uses Pages. For example, you can use the following expressions as the ControlSource property setting for a text box in a page footer.

This expression



A page number (for example, 1, 2, 3) in the page footer.

="Page " & Page & " of " & Pages

"Page n of nn" (for example, Page 1 of 5, Page 2 of 5) in the page footer.


The total number pages in the report (for example, 5).

The following example displays a message that tells how many pages the report contains. For this example to work, the report must include a text box for which the ControlSource property is set to the expression =Pages. To test this example, paste the following code into the Page Event for the Alphabetical List of Products form.

Dim intTotalPages As Integer 
Dim strMsg As String 
intTotalPages = Me.Pages 
strMsg = "This report contains " & intTotalPages & " pages." 
MsgBox strMsg