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  1. J

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    I have a new Brother QL-500 Label Printer and I am trying to print labels
    from Microsoft Access 2000-2003. In design mode, I right-click on the
    report that I created and select print from the menu, the page count in the
    print queue exceeds 1 page by alot. It queues hundreds of pages possibly
    even thousands if I let it go that long before aborting the print job.



    If I do the same thing, but have my default printer set to my other printer
    (not a label printer, but an hp desktop printer), only one page gets
    printed.



    Any help on why this might occur would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Wayne Morgan

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    A label printer usually prints just one label at a time. In design mode,
    you're not printing the label, you're printing the design view of the
    report. I'm sure it would occupy the space of more than one label. If so,
    Windows will break it down into label sized chunks and print as many of
    these chunks as needed to print the design view of the report.

    --
    Wayne Morgan
    MS Access MVP


    "J" <j@h.com> wrote in message news:U9Pbg.27131$4H.2720@dukeread03...
    >I have a new Brother QL-500 Label Printer and I am trying to print labels
    >from Microsoft Access 2000-2003. In design mode, I right-click on the
    >report that I created and select print from the menu, the page count in the
    >print queue exceeds 1 page by alot. It queues hundreds of pages possibly
    >even thousands if I let it go that long before aborting the print job.
    >
    >
    >
    > If I do the same thing, but have my default printer set to my other
    > printer (not a label printer, but an hp desktop printer), only one page
    > gets printed.
    >
    >
    >
    > Any help on why this might occur would be appreciated.
    >
    >
     
  4. J

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    Hi Wayne! Thanks for the reply, I'm actually in print preview mode. When I
    click on print, the page count keeps going up very fast, like I mentioned.
    Could it be a driver issue? I'm really stumped on this one.

    Thanks, J
    "Wayne Morgan" <comprev_gothroughthenewsgroup@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23kxoTtHfGHA.2068@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >A label printer usually prints just one label at a time. In design mode,
    >you're not printing the label, you're printing the design view of the
    >report. I'm sure it would occupy the space of more than one label. If so,
    >Windows will break it down into label sized chunks and print as many of
    >these chunks as needed to print the design view of the report.
    >
    > --
    > Wayne Morgan
    > MS Access MVP
    >
    >
    > "J" <j@h.com> wrote in message news:U9Pbg.27131$4H.2720@dukeread03...
    >>I have a new Brother QL-500 Label Printer and I am trying to print labels
    >>from Microsoft Access 2000-2003. In design mode, I right-click on the
    >>report that I created and select print from the menu, the page count in
    >>the print queue exceeds 1 page by alot. It queues hundreds of pages
    >>possibly even thousands if I let it go that long before aborting the print
    >>job.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> If I do the same thing, but have my default printer set to my other
    >> printer (not a label printer, but an hp desktop printer), only one page
    >> gets printed.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Any help on why this might occur would be appreciated.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  5. Wayne Morgan

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    You said that you get one page if you print to a standard sheet of paper.
    How many labels are printed on the sheet? Is the report size in design view
    larger than a single label?

    Assuming the label printer only prints one label at a time, you'll probably
    need to format the report in design view to have the report size the same as
    the label size less the margins. For example, if you have to set the margins
    for 0.1" on each side for the printer to work correctly and the label is
    2"x3" then the report's background area should be 1.8"x2.8". In File|Page
    Setup you'll need to set it for 1 column with enough row spacing to handle
    the gap between labels, if any. On the Page tab, you'll need to select a
    Specific Printer unless the label printer is the default and select the
    correct Size and Source for the labels. Set Portrait or Landscape as
    necessary. Just guessing, but I suspect it will be landscape.

    As you can see, with all of these changes, it won't print properly on both
    the label printer and standard paper.

    As far as whether or not there is a driver problem, that's always a
    possibility. You may want to check the manufacturer's web site to see if
    they have a newer driver.

    --
    Wayne Morgan
    MS Access MVP


    "J" <j@h.com> wrote in message news:ln0cg.27181$4H.8507@dukeread03...
    > Hi Wayne! Thanks for the reply, I'm actually in print preview mode. When
    > I click on print, the page count keeps going up very fast, like I
    > mentioned. Could it be a driver issue? I'm really stumped on this one.
     

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