How to use VBA to set duplex printing on or off
Article contributed by Ibby
The best way of doing this is by using API calls. The following article gives
you a VB code sample which does this:
Only one “problem”
with this code: It is written for VB and uses Printer.DeviceName to
return the name of the currently selected printer. In Word VBA, you need to
substitute this with ActivePrinter. The problem is that the strings returned
by these commands are slightly different, even though they both get the name of the printer from the name assigned in
| Printers. For instance.:
HP LaserJet 6L PCL on LPT1:
HP LaserJet 6L PCL
So you'll need to test and modify the code sample accordingly.
If you don't want to use API calls, however, you can install a
duplicate printer driver with the duplex property set and print to that (by
changing the ActivePrinter).