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MS XPS Document Writer won't allow the use of other printers with FileMaker Pro v 11.03

Question asked by smoothie on Jun 10, 2012

Summary

MS XPS Document Writer won't allow the use of other printers with FileMaker Pro v 11.03

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

11.03 Pro Advanced

Operating system version

Windows 7 64 bit Professional

Description of the issue

When executing a script with a Print Setup() step and the MS XPS Document Writer installed, it doesn't matter what other printer I specify, when the Print[No dialog] step executes, it always goes to the MS XPS Document, whether another printer is the FM default or the Windows default or both.

Steps to reproduce the problem

As above

Expected result

Changing printers whether from the File > Print Setup menu or from the Print Setup() script step, should change the printer!

Actual result

Microsoft XPS Document Writer takes over and only allows output to go there!

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

None

Configuration information

MS XPS Document Writer v.6.1.7600.16385

Workaround

Remove the MS XPS Document driver as a printing device.

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