Using Scripts to Manage Word's Print Options
Sample VBScript scripts that demonstrate how you can both retrieve and configure the Microsoft Word 2003 Print options.
Mapping the Dialog Box to the Word Object Model
The options referenced in the following scripts correspond to the options found on the Print tab of the Options dialog box. To access these options in Microsoft Word 2003, click Tools, click Options, and then click the Print tab. A mapping between the options available in this dialog box and the Microsoft Word object model is shown below.
The scripts shown on this page were tested using Microsoft Word 2003. At least some of the functionality is likely to work on any version of Microsoft Word that supports Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); however, the scripts have not been tested using any of these other versions.
Sample Code for Retrieving Values
Sample script that retrieves the configuration information found on the Print tab of the Options dialog box in Microsoft Word 2003.
On Error Resume Next Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application") Set objOptions = objWord.Options Set objDoc = objWord.Documents.Add() Wscript.Echo "Draft output: " & objOptions.PrintDraft Wscript.Echo "Update fields: " & _ objOptions.UpdateFieldsAtPrint Wscript.Echo "Update links: " & _ objOptions.UpdateLinksAtPrint Wscript.Echo "Document properties: " & _ objOptions.PrintProperties Wscript.Echo "Field code: " & objOptions.PrintFieldCodes Wscript.Echo "XML tags: " & objOptions.PrintXMLTag Wscript.Echo "Default tray: " & objOptions.DefaultTray Wscript.Echo "Background printing: " & _ objOptions.PrintBackground Wscript.Echo "Reverse print order: " & _ objOptions.PrintReverse Wscript.Echo "Allow A4/Letter paper resizing: " & _ objOptions.MapPaperSize Wscript.Echo "Hidden text: " & objOptions.PrintHiddenText Wscript.Echo "Drawinf objects: " & _ objOptions.PrintDrawingObjects Wscript.Echo "Background colors and images: " & _ objOptions.PrintBackgrounds Wscript.Echo "Print data only for forms: " & _ objDoc.PrintFormsData Wscript.Echo "Print PostScript over text: " & _ objDoc.PrintPostscriptOverText objWord.Quit
Sample Code for Modifying Values
Sample script that sets the Print Hidden text option in Microsoft Word to FALSE.
On Error Resume Next Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application") Set objOptions = objWord.Options Set objDoc = objWord.Documents.Add() objOptions.PrintHiddenText = FALSE objWord.Quit
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