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Report.PrtMip Property (Access)

You can use the PrtMip property in Visual Basic to set or return the device mode information specified for a form or report in the Print dialog box.

expression .PrtMip

expression A variable that represents a Report object.

The PrtMip property setting is a 28-byte structure that maps to settings on the Margins tab for a form or report in the Page Setup dialog box.

The PrtMip property has the following members.

Member

Description

LeftMargin, RightMargin, TopMargin, BottomMargin

A Long that specifies the distance between the edge of the page and the item to be printed in twips.

DataOnly

A Long that specifies the elements to be printed. When True, prints only the data in a table or query in Datasheet view, form, or report, and suppresses labels, control borders, grid lines, and display graphics such as lines and boxes. When False, prints data, labels, and graphics.

ItemsAcross

A Long that specifies the number of columns across for multiple-column reports or labels. This member is equivalent to the value of the Number of Columns box under Grid Settings on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box.

RowSpacing

A Long that specifies the horizontal space between detail sections in units of 1/20 of a point.

ColumnSpacing

A Long that specifies the vertical space between detail sections in twips.

DefaultSize

A Long. When True, uses the size of the detail section in Design view. When False, uses the values specified by the ItemSizeWidth and ItemSizeHeight members.

ItemSizeWidth

A Long that specifies the width of the detail section in twips. This member is equivalent to the value of the Width box under Column Size on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box.

ItemSizeHeight

A Long that specifies the height of the detail section twips. This member is equivalent to the value of the Height box under Column Size on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box.

ItemLayout

A Long that specifies horizontal (1953) or vertical (1954) layout of columns. This member is equivalent to Across, then Down or Down, then Across respectively under Column Layout on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box.

FastPrint

Reserved.

Datasheet

Reserved.

The PrtMip property setting is read/write in Design view and read-only in other views.

The following PrtMip property example demonstrates how to set up the report with two horizontal columns.

Private Type str_PRTMIP 
 strRGB As String * 28 
End Type 
 
Private Type type_PRTMIP 
 xLeftMargin As Long 
 yTopMargin As Long 
 xRightMargin As Long 
 yBotMargin As Long 
 fDataOnly As Long 
 xWidth As Long 
 yHeight As Long 
 fDefaultSize As Long 
 cxColumns As Long 
 yColumnSpacing As Long 
 xRowSpacing As Long 
 rItemLayout As Long 
 fFastPrint As Long 
 fDatasheet As Long 
End Type 
 
Public Sub PrtMipCols(ByVal strName As String) 
 
 Dim PrtMipString As str_PRTMIP 
 Dim PM As type_PRTMIP 
 Dim rpt As Report 
 Const PM_HORIZONTALCOLS = 1953 
 Const PM_VERTICALCOLS = 1954 
 
 ' Open the report. 
 DoCmd.OpenReport strName, acDesign 
 Set rpt = Reports(strName) 
 PrtMipString.strRGB = rpt.PrtMip 
 LSet PM = PrtMipString 
 
 ' Create two columns. 
 PM.cxColumns = 2 
 
 ' Set 0.25 inch between rows. 
 PM.xRowSpacing = 0.25 * 1440 
 
 ' Set 0.5 inch between columns. 
 PM.yColumnSpacing = 0.5 * 1440 
 PM.rItemLayout = PM_HORIZONTALCOLS 
 
 ' Update property. 
 LSet PrtMipString = PM 
 rpt.PrtMip = PrtMipString.strRGB 
 
 Set rpt = Nothing 
 
End Sub

The next PrtMip property example shows how to set all margins to 1 inch.

Public Sub SetMarginsToDefault(ByVal strName As String) 
 
 Dim PrtMipString As str_PRTMIP 
 Dim PM As type_PRTMIP 
 Dim rpt As Report 
 
 ' Open the report. 
 DoCmd.OpenReport strName, acDesign 
 Set rpt = Reports(strName) 
 PrtMipString.strRGB = rpt.PrtMip 
 LSet PM = PrtMipString 
 
 ' Set margins. 
 PM.xLeftMargin = 1 * 1440 
 PM.yTopMargin = 1 * 1440 
 PM.xRightMargin = 1 * 1440 
 PM.yBotMargin = 1 * 1440 
 
 ' Update property. 
 LSet PrtMipString = PM 
 rpt.PrtMip = PrtMipString.strRGB 
 
 Set rpt = Nothing 
 
End Sub
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