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Microsoft KB Archive/100489

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Macro to Print Odd, Even, and Noncontiguous Pages PSS ID Number: Q100489 Article last modified on 07-14-1994

2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c

WINDOWS

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c

SUMMARY

An updated Print Ranges macro is now available as part of the Microsoft application note titled “Frequently Requested WordBasic Macros for Word for Windows 2.0” (WD0523). This application note is available from the Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) and CompuServe.

The PrintRanges macro adds options to the FilePrint dialog so that you can print odd and/or even pages and non contiguous ranges of pages. If you are experiencing problems with any of the previous versions of PrintRanges, you should obtain the new PrintRanges macro from one of the sources listed above.

To download the application note from CompuServe, do the following:

  1. Type “GO MSWORD” (without the quotation marks) to go to the Microsoft Word forum.
  2. Type “Lib 2” to change to library 2 (Files from PSS).
  3. Type the filename that you want to download (WBSAMP.EXE).

MORE INFORMATION

The earlier version of the macro to print odd, even, or noncontiguous pages was included with versions 2.0b and 2.0c of Word for Windows. To locate this macro, open the PSS.DOC document from the Word for Windows program directory and choose the Run button next to PrintRanges.

Known Problems in Earlier Versions of the PrintRanges Macro

  1. When you select the All Odd Pages option button, the All Even Pages option button is selected instead (versions 2.0b and 2.0c).

  2. If you select the All Odd Pages or All Even Pages option button and your page numbers start at a number greater than 2, an incorrect number of pages may print, or no pages may print (version 2.0b).

  3. If you select the Print To File check box in the Print dialog box, and choose to print all odd, even, or a range of pages, Word for Windows prompts you for a filename for each page that prints. This problem is caused by the functionality of the File Print command and is not a problem with the PrintRanges macro (versions 2.0b and 2.0c).

    The new PrintRanges macro will pop up an error message when trying to print to file when printing odd, even, or a range of pages, informing the user that printing to file with these options chosen is not allowed.

Additional reference words: 2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.0c w4wmacro winword appnote WD0523 noncontinuous

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Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1994.