Jan-2005

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Access 2006 The Community Speaks

Garry Robinson

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Editorial

 

In the August 2004 issue, Peter and I threw the challenge to the readers of Smart Access to come up with ideas for the next

 

version of Access. At the start of a new year, it seems appropriate to look ahead to what the Access community wants to see in

 

our

 

Extending Access Reports with Word and HTML

Andrew Wrigley

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Article

 

Andrew Wrigley shows how to leverage Access reports to produce intricately formatted reports that “flow” as if typed into a

 

word processor. The technique delivers the report in two eminently portable file formats—as a Web-ready HTML file and as a

 

RichText

 

Conditional Formats on Access Forms

Rick Dobson

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Article

 

Conditional formats let you flag exceptional values or highlight important results to your users. Rick Dobson shows you several

 

easy (and powerful) ways to implement conditional formats and lower the bar dramatically when implementing conditional

 

formats.

 

Access Answers: Does This File Register with You

Doug Steele

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Access Answers

 

This month, Doug Steele looks at how to interact with external files—specifically, how to open or print them. If I have the name

 

of a file, how can I open it in whatever program is appropriate for it? In other words, if I have a Word document, how can I how can I open it in whatever program is appropriate for it?

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