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  1. Oldsoftboss

    Browse CD link

    Hi all, I have created an index page on a CD to automatically run when the CD is inserted. From this page I have links that will open PDF files on the CD (Its a user manual type thing). I would like to put another link on the page to open windows explorer with the CD directory displayed but cant...
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    Stripping File Names

    I am at a bit of a loss with the left/right functions to strip down a file name as follows: I have a list of autocad reference files located at E:\Equipment Drawing Database\FANTECH FANS\AE404S.dwg E:\Equipment Drawing Database\FANTECH FANS\AD314D.dwg etc. These file paths are saved in a...
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    Insight from Gen Y.

    Any one seen this? My daughter sent it to me. Unbelievable clever. Dave
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    Another Access - Vista Gem

    As a database developer I have several computers set up to test network situations with front end / back end applications. On my Vista Business laptop I have an uncomplicated front end. (No Access security set up) and the back end on an XP desktop. All is fine. Situation... Vista updated...
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    Field Zoom Box

    Ever found you are running out of room and your forms and want the fields a bit bigger? (Who hasn't) Here's an alternative... It's a simple zoom box that can be customized to suit your needs and can be called from almost any field. I use a double click event on fields I want to allow extra...
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    Challenging Sort Order

    I have been grappling with this for some time to no avail. I have developed a database to keep track of assets. Each asset has a categoryID, and this controls what labels appear next to the field names (Building category might have Address, Date Constructed, Height etc, Computer category might...
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    Left Right Left Right

    I have an excel spreadsheet with text in one of the cells in the follow format: Nrecs: 19 Nrecs: 192 Nrecs: 2219 Nrecs: 33319 Nrecs: Stands for the No of records (or rows) that contain data. How do I strip the Nrecs: to leave just the number ? I have tried all variants of the left and right...
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    Progress Bar

    Just a sample for those out there trying to create a "Windows" looking progress bar. The function RunProgressBar can be called from anywhere Dave
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    Vista - Dreamweaver - No Help

    Note for new players..... One day the help on my new Vista laptop stopped working. It just displayed a message that it couldn't download something or other. After searching the net, I found this.... Seems that...
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    Google Desktop Search

    Well, anyone use it? I purchased a new laptop a week ago and noticed it came with Google Desktop Search, how ever each time I open it the following message appears: None of these programs are running (half of them I dont have) I press "OK Close these applications" then it just closes and...
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    Better way to code

    I have spent today updating our home page (raining outside, nothing much else to do!) I coded the background page to load a random image each time the page refreshes, but with my access experience, I feel the code is messy and could be...
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    Bloody Microsoft...

    Any one come across this problem recently? Latest windows update recommended installing Internet Explorer 7. Well, why not. Installed, checked it out, big deal. Went to open a db on a networked computer at home, one that I had been playing with all afternoon, and got this... Microsoft Access...
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    Displaying Images in Access

    Db show how to select and display as well as print linked images.
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    Google Earth

    Anyone using Google Earth, but sick of the thing opening up in the good ol' US of A I read somewhere to create a shortcut on your desktop and add this path ",%20australia&output=kml" (without the quotation marks) Just change the location and country to...
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    Any Moderators around

    Anybody notice the site seems to be getting more spam than ever before. Can Moderators delete these posts and remove the users from the system? Dave
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    Two reports into one

    I suppose the title says it all. I have a Db that I use for commissioning equipment. On one form I have several tabs, with Fan Data on one tab (and table) Pump Data (and table) on another tab etc I can print a report based on each tab, but would like a "Project" report, where the reports from...
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    Open jpg image error

    Senario... On one of my PC's at home I thought I would give Office 2007 a go. It ran so slow and bogged down that I un-installed it and re-installed Office XP Now when opening a db with an image the attached error message appears. The Db opened OK previously, and works on my other PC's, so I...
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    Resize List Box Columns

    Not my work, credit to the authors mentioned throught the code.... Pity Access doesn't come standard with this feature. Dave
  19. Oldsoftboss

    Am I missing Something??

    Downloaded and am trialing Visual Basic 2005 Express. Created a couple of forms, but went to do a couple things and said WHAAAAT?? Tried to set the tab order of controls. The only way I could find was to go to each control and enter the no. Went to draw an etched box around a couple of text...
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    Sorting and Searching

    This example demonstrates a way to sort listbox columns in ascending and decending order, and how to programmatically narrow a search in any field of the list box. Dave
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