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How To Fix Error 5142 Printing
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Symptoms & Summary
Error 5142 Printing and other critical errors can occur when your Windows operating system becomes corrupted. Opening programs will be slower and response times will lag. When you have multiple applications running, you may experience crashes and freezes. There can be numerous causes of this error including excessive startup entries, registry errors, hardware/RAM decline, fragmented files, unnecessary or redundant program installations and so on.
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Compatible Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64 bit), 8 (32/64 bit), 8.1 (32/64 bit) Windows 10 (32/64 bit)
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If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Results 1 to 3 of 3 Thread: Printing file in Acrobat Distiller Tweet Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Jun 21st, 2001,05:43 PM #1 rowena View Profile View Forum Posts Thread Starter Member Join Date May 2000 Location NY Posts 47 Printing file http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/cannot-print-from-printer-error-run-time-error/d0bd89da-5f06-41b7-b695-9938552ad122 in Acrobat Distiller Hi. Have you encounter this error message when you try to print your document in Acrobat Distiller in VB6 using the "Word.Application" library and "Printout" function? Run-time error '5142' Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup. Try one or more of the following: *Check the printer by printing a test page from Windows *Make sure printer is turned on and online. *Reinstall the printer http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?84476-Printing-file-in-Acrobat-Distiller driver. I already did the 3 choices. I already uninstall and reinstall Acrobat for so many times already but I am still getting the same error. I also can print the test page and the printer is online. If anyone knows my problem, kindly help me. Thank you so much! Rowena Reply With Quote Jun 21st, 2001,08:50 PM #2 eer3 View Profile View Forum Posts Addicted Member Join Date Sep 2000 Location Ca Posts 165 rowena, I hate to see your question go unanswered, but it's a little confusing. Maybe you could clarify a few things and someone will be able to help. You said that you "try to print your document in Acrobat Distiller in VB6", but you also said that you're using the "Word.Application" library. I've used Distiller, and I've used the "Word.Application" library, but I'm not sure how you're using them together. We (at work) use Distiller to automate the conversion of .ps (postscript) files to .pdf files. Maybe Distiller does something else too, that I'm not aware of??? ...more info might help Reply With Quote Aug 15th, 2001,10:58 AM #3 rms10 View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Join Date Apr 2001 Posts 22 Try this link http://www.planetpdf.com/mainpage.asp?webpageid=350 Reply With Quote Quick Navigation Visual Basic 6 and Earlier Top Site A
the following code together from a little research: Dim AppWord As Word.Application Set AppWord = CreateObject("Word.Application.8") AppWord.Visible = True Set mydoc = Documents.Open(Filename:="file_path", ReadOnly:=True) Application.ActivePrinter = "printer" With AppWord .ActiveDocument.PrintOut Background:=False .Quit http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/archive/index.php/t-189418.html SaveChanges:=False End With Set AppWord = Nothing It keeps choking at the print stage ".ActiveDocument.PrintOut Background:=False" with the following error: Run-time error '5142': Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup. Prior to this point in the code it has printed an Excel tab to this printer. Does anyone have any ideas what is happening or how to fix it? Rick_G04-03-2010, 09:59 AMI got your code to error 5142 work, but I had to make a few changes: I always use "Option Explicit", which helps avoid simple typos in variable names. I made the new document (mydoc) belong to the AppWord instance. If you already have Word open, then changes to AppWord would not affect the new document. I had to use the MsgBox to get the correct "name" for the printer. Then I commented that line out. I also error 5142 printing modify the active printer that belongs to the AppWord instance. Your code was modifying the Excel printer definition. Option Explicit Dim AppWord As Word.Application Set AppWord = CreateObject("Word.Application.8") AppWord.Visible = True Dim mydoc As Word.Document Set mydoc = AppWord.Documents.Open(Filename:="E:\Data\junk.doc", ReadOnly:=True) 'MsgBox "active printer", , Application.ActivePrinter AppWord.ActivePrinter = "HP 4300 PS no duplex on NE05:" With AppWord .ActiveDocument.PrintOut Background:=False .Quit SaveChanges:=False End With Set AppWord = Nothing Kenny04-03-2010, 11:31 AMThanks for the help Rick. It compiles now. Word opens and closes, but it doesn't actually print. I might try a different printer, but I did use your message box to verify I had the correct name. Any other thoughts? Kenny04-05-2010, 07:29 PMIt is working now. I'm not entirely sure what I did but the above code is essentially what I am using. Kenny04-06-2010, 11:01 AMMore problems today. The program is basically running through a loop to perofrm some calculations and print the results from XL followed by printing one of several Word files. The program is now giving me an error the second time through indicating the file path is not correct - the error is: Run-time error '462': The remote server machine does not exist or is unavailble It doesn't seem to matter if it is trying to print the same fi
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Error Wordbe down Please try the request again Your cache administrator is webmaster Generated Mon Oct GMT by s ac squid the following code together from a little research Dim AppWord As Word Application Set AppWord CreateObject Word Application AppWord Visible True Set mydoc Documents Open Filename file path ReadOnly True Application ActivePrinter printer With AppWord ActiveDocument PrintOut Background False Quit SaveChanges False End With Set AppWord Nothing It keeps choking at the print stage ActiveDocument PrintOut Background False with the following error Run-time error ' ' Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup Prior
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