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Is it possible to print pages from a document either double sided or single sided based on the footer.
I have a document with up to 80 pages some are 2 pages some are 1 page, in the footer on the left hand side it says 1 of 1 or 1 0f 2, is it possible for vba to determine this and print the pages either 1 sided or double sided.
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The short answer is no. Duplex options are not accessible to VBA.

If your printer accepts PCL commands, you may be able to use a PRINT field. A PRINT field is simply a type of field that allows you to send instructions directly to the printer.

There are 3 possible data values for duplex setting: PRINT 27"&l0S" simplex PRINT 27"&l1S" vertical duplex . PRINT 27"&l2S" horizontal duplex (bookformat)

The codes after PRINT are 27 (escape), double quote, ampersand, lowercase L, 0, 1 or 2, uppercase S and finally terminated with a double quote.

Thus for horizontal duplex you would insert the following field :
{ PRINT 27"&l2S" }
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Thanks gmayor i was thinking this was not going to be possible with VBA but you never know if you don't ask.
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I recently came across http://www.excelgaard.dk/Lib/PrinterDuplex/ while looking for something else. Here you will find a Windows.dll file that adds the functionality to determine and switch printer modes from VBA. I have added it here for completeness, should anyone else be searching for it later.
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