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How to save any report to a file

To save any report to a file, you can add a special printer called a "Generic Text" printer, to your computer's Windows. Here's how to do it.

[1] In the Control Panel, click on "Add Printer":

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[2] Click on "Add local printer":

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[3] For the printer port, choose "Print to file":

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[4] Choose "Generic" Manufacturer, "Generic/Text only" printer:

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[5] Assign the printer a name:

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[6] Make sure you un-check "Set as default printer":

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[7] Share the printer. Any time you print a report, choose the "Generic printer" as output device. You will be prompted for a file name, which you can then edit.

The report formatting will be lost, but at least you can access the data.

 

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