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Microsoft KB Archive/100152

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ACC: Cannot Use Report Wizard Without Default Windows Printer

Article ID: 100152

Article Last Modified on 5/6/2003


  • Microsoft Access 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q100152

Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.


Report functionality in Microsoft Access requires that you have defined a default Windows printer.

If a default Windows printer is not defined, you may receive one of the following error messages when you choose the Report Wizard, Preview or try to open a Report in Design view.

   Print or Preview in Microsoft Access, versions 1.x or 2.0:

      There is no default printer. Select or install one using
      Windows Control Panel.

   Design in Microsoft Access, version 1.x:

      There is no default printer. Select or install one using
      Windows Control Panel.


Follow the steps below to define a default printer:

  1. In Windows Control Panel, double-click the Printers icon.
  2. If your printer does not appear in the Installed Printers box, choose the Add button, select your printer in the List Of Printers box, and then choose Install to install the driver for your printer.
  3. Once the driver for your printer is installed, choose the Connect button. In the Ports box, select the correct port for your printer, and then choose OK.
  4. Choose the Set As Default Printer button.
  5. Choose the Close button.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Access versions 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0. We are researching this problem, and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


For more information, please query on the words "printer drivers" in the online Help menu of Control Panel in Windows version 3.x.

Additional query words: reports reportwizard

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