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AdHoc Report Builder

Tom Heisler & Dennis Hollenbeck

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Article

 

You've built every report that management has requested. So what happens the first time they use your product? They want more (or different) reports! Typically, the first

 

thing an advanced user wants is more selection criteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We'll All Hang Together

Peter Vogel

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Editorial

 

In this issue, we look at buying pre-packaged components vs. building your own tools, creating customizable tools for the

 

developer and user, and how to handle a variety of user interfaces.

 

Adding Captions to Reports

Tom Heisler and Dennis Hollenbeck

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Adding Captions to Reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saving Screenshots

Sanjay Singh

7

 

Article

 

Saving Screenshots

 

EZ Reports

Russell Sinclair

8

 

Article

 

Cary Prague Books and Software has merged its consulting services, mail order, and software development under a single

 

name. In this review, Russell Sinclair takes a look at its first product for Access developers: EZ Report Manager.

 

Menu Manager: A Compact, All-in-One Main Menu for Access Applications

Helen Feddema

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Article

 

Helen presents the Menu Manager add-in. This add-in creates a single main menu for your application that lets users perform

 

all interface activities using drop-down lists for selecting objects and initiating actions.

 

Drilling with Combo Boxes

Jeff Ruffner

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Article

 

Jeff provides a comprehensive look at how you can use your combo boxes for more than just selecting values.

 

Access User Interface Design

Peter Vogel

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Article

 

Many developers find themselves creating the user interface for their applications without any training. Peter discusses how

 

you can use Access' features to deliver an excellent user interface.

 

Tip: Shortcuts for Symbols

Sorin Militaru

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Smart Tip

 

 

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