Export report to MS Word with formatting intact?


I have designed a report in MS Access 2010 and got it to look in Print Preview pretty much as the user wants it, but I need to export it to Word so it can be printed special (as a booklet) and with some additional formatting that I cannot do in the Design View of Access. So, when I export it to Word to put the finishing touches on it, the solid lines I added to the report not in the .rtf file when I open it in Word.

 If I print the report directly out of Access, the lines do print out in the report. Is there a way I can preserve the lines when the report is exported to MS Word as an .rtf



Hi Marty,


Unfortunately, when you export a report to Word / RTF graphical elements like lines, ole objects, and attachment fields are not exported.  In order to preserve your line, you would need to export your report to a different format like PDF or XPS.


The following article has a section called “Troubleshoot missing and incorrect values in a text file”.  Within this section it discusses “missing pictures, objects, and attachments”.


Export data to a text file - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/export-data-to-a-text-file-HA010006905.aspx



Best Regards,

Nathan O.

Microsoft Online Community Support

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Last updated February 2, 2021 Views 13,331 Applies to: