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Fuzzy Dates

Rebecca Riordan

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Article

 

This month, Rebecca Riordan strays from the subject of building interfaces in Access to look at the subject of handling dates. She

 

begins by examining the DateTime data type and the joys of VBA date functions, but the core of this article is how to store

 

Scenarios

Peter Vogel

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Editorial

 

When I build an application, I need two pieces of information first: a database design and a list of user scenarios. You’re

 

probably pretty clear on what a database… but may be unfamiliar with what a user scenario is.

 

Eventful Formatting for Access Forms

Rick Dobson

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Article

 

Dynamically changing your form’s properties at runtime can often provide a better experience for your users. Rick Dobson

 

shows you some secrets for dynamically changing your form’s background as it gains and loses focus, keeping subforms in

 

view, and prov

 

Book Review: Grover Park George on Access

Danny J. Lesandrini

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Review

 

Is there room for one more really good introductory book on databases? George Hepworth thought so, and after reading his book, Grover Park George on Access, Danny Lesandrini agrees.

 

If you’re new to Microsoft Access, this book is a great place to start.

 

 

 

Single Sourcing Your Help

Peter Vogel

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Article

 

If you’re creating an application, you really should create some support for your users Help file and a user manual are the least that you could do. If you’re an Office user,

 

DocToHelp from ComponentOne is probably your best choice.

 

Give Me a Call and Save Yourself Some Work

Doug Steele

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Access Answers

 

This month, Doug Steele looks at an approach to analyzing telephone logs, as well as an undocumented feature within Access

 

that allows you to save Access objects as text files.

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