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Balloons: More Than Just Hot Air

Garry Robinson

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The Office Assistant is annoying and aggravating but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it into something useful. Garry  Robinson shows how to use Balloon Help

 

to improve the way that your application interacts with your users, from complicated error-checkin

 

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Changes

Peter Vogel

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Editorial

 

Peter writes … HERE are a number of technology changes in the wind for Access developers, and they can be summed up in two

 

phrases: ADO.NET and Access 2002. It’s important to remember that none of these technologies make your current tools

 

obsolete.

 

Splitting up Data

Tony Naylon

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Article

 

Anthony Naylon suggests a very simple way of speeding up data transfer between a client Access database (containing queries, forms, reports, macros, and modules)

 

and a server Access database (containing only tables) via Jet.

 

Sophisticated Reports: Multiple Columns and Subreports

Rich Gorvin

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Reports can be very frustrating at times. Rich Gorvin offers solutions to two problems that can make reports look untidy: subreports that appear near the end of a page without even

 

 the first line of data on the same page, and reports formatted in columns

 

 

 

Resize With Class

Stuart Kinnear

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Article

 

In this article, Stuart Kinnear completes his review of the Access form resizer tools by taking a free version through his test suite.

 

Dual Control

Keith Bombard

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In this article, Keith Bombard shows you how to implement dual control in Access: to make critical operations more secure by ensuring that more than one person must approve a task.

 

 

 

The ADO Stream Object

Peter Vogel

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Article

 

Following up his article on the latest of the ADO objects, Peter Vogel discusses the Stream object. This useful object mimics a sequential text file.

 

 

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