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Alternative Buttons

Paul Millennas





With Access, the rule for buttons seems to be “You can have any color button you want, as long as it’s Battleship Grey.” But you


don’t have to be that limited: You can expand your buttons’ range in color, texture, and functionality, provided that you’re p


Our Access

Peter Vogel





The only downside to the conference: At the start of the day, Rob got up and said, We wanted to get the most well-known


person in the Access community for our keynote speaker… I was really pleased. That is, until I learned that last year they had


Ken Getz as their keynote speaker. Peter writes on about Access and its strengths.


Explorer Forms with a Single Keystroke

Christopher R. Weber





In this action-packed episode, Chris Weber shows you how to use AutoKeys, how to create a sorting form, and how to use


AutoKeys to enable you to generate this sorting form with a single keystroke.


Managing Access from .Net

Peter Vogel





You can automate your Access application from a .NET program—but you’d better watch out. If you’re not careful, Access will


unexpectedly become unavailable, for instance. More importantly, you need to be able to get rid of Access when you don’t


want it anymore. Peter Vogel shows how to handle both of these problems.


Access Answers: Excelling Automatically

Doug Steele



Access Answers


This month, Doug Steele looks at several techniques to use Automation from within Access to interact with Excel. By the time


he’s done, Doug has exported every table in his Access database to separate sheets in an Excel workbook.





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