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Does This File Register with You

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 … Continue reading

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Creating Spreadsheets Without Excel

Since the release of Office XP, it’s been possible to create spreadsheets by using ExcelML. Peter Vogel shows you how to use this technology to create spreadsheets that can be sent anywhere. Last month I showed you how the next … Continue reading

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Consolidating Outlook Contact Data

Good database design ensures that there’s only one place to store any piece of data. But in many companies, data is stored in many places on many different computers. Outlook data is one example–important customer data ends up being stored … Continue reading

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An Access E-mail Application

Adding an e-mail facility to your Access application is a convenient way to communicate critical data to multiple users, while at the same time producing a trail linked to key records in your database. Keith Bombard shows you how. As … Continue reading

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Build Word 2003 Docs with XML

In the good old days, creating Word documents from Access required extensive knowledge of the Word object model plus some significant programming knowledge. With Word 2003, that’s all changed. Peter Vogel  illustrates how you don’t even need Access 2003 to … Continue reading

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