WordPress LiveWriter and Code Formatting

I use Microsoft’s Live Writer to build most of my posts to GeekMustHave.  It is a great tool for free.  There are some tips on using it better and across the cloud.  I often will include code snippets that I would like to be color formatted to be easy to read and digest.  I also want the viewer to be able to copy the code for reference, sometimes I’m that viewer. Embarrassed smile    I would like to recommend the Live Writer plugin from Steve Dunn


I use it formatted like what you see to the left. 

ActiPro engine is wonderful  as it does a much better job at formatting and supports more types of code.

The slightly blue background helps to offset the code from the post.

The (vb.net) language is used when formatting VBA code because the Visual Basic language template has a few issue, but the alternative works great.

Leave the line numbers off to avoid them being copied by the viewer when they are copying the code

Avoid word wrap it make the result look jagged.

Access 2007 /2010 Display Report & Print to PDF

I usually have reports in my Access applications that the user wants to see the display and quickly option to print it to a PDF file.  I typically print all my reports electronically to save time, trees I’m not so much worried about. Angry smile

I do this by adding a Button using the Wizard and filling it out link I am going to print the report.  The I go to the VBA code behind the button and change it out.  If you are using macros this may be possible I just prefer VBA code.

Here is an example of the print report code