How do I print the design view without going through the Database Documenter?

My goal is to just have a list of fields, types, and field descriptions for a table, nothing more.

  • What's wrong with the database documenter? Too verbose? And what do you mean "print"? Do you want a report, or do you just want the results in textual form? – David W. Fenton Jul 26 '10 at 18:08
  • Too verbose indeed. The minimal options give me field name, type, and length. But I also need description. If I check the "properties" option, I get far too much information. The ideal would be just to be able to print the design view, actually. With "print" I meant "print." ;) Textual or report. Doesn't have to be pretty. – Domus Jul 26 '10 at 22:34
  • Do you know VBA? – Remou Jul 30 '10 at 19:18
  • Yes, I have also seen a VBA solution. I was just looking for a quick and dirty solution. This isn't something I'll be needing on a daily basis. Thanks. – Domus Aug 1 '10 at 16:15

When you have the table open in design view

  1. Click database tools » database documenter » all object types
  2. Select your table you want to print
  3. In the 'Include For Table' area, remove all 3 checks from the boxes
  4. In the 'Include For Fields' area, choose 'Names, Data Types, Sizes'
  5. In the 'Include for Indexes' area click 'Nothing'.
  6. Ok » Ok » Close the Table? » Yes

Then print


Often wished for the same thing. Sometimes a screen capture can help, at least in seeing the information, even if it isn't cut/paste capable.

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