Application.ActivePrinter Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later
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Returns or sets the name of the active printer. Read/write String.

expression .ActivePrinter

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

Setting the printer using the ActivePrinter property changes the default printer. For more information, see Setting ActivePrinter Changes System Default Printer .

This example displays the name of the active printer.

MsgBox "The name of the active printer is " & ActivePrinter

This example makes a network HP LaserJet IIISi printer the active printer.

Application.ActivePrinter = "HP LaserJet IIISi on \\printers\laser"

This example makes a local HP LaserJet 4 printer on LPT1 the active printer.

Application.ActivePrinter = "HP LaserJet 4 local on LPT1:"
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