Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Attaching documents, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports.
- There is plenty of debate on whether…you should actually attach additional files…such as images to records within your database.…Some people claim it leads to database bloat and slowdowns.…The hyperlink option is definitely a good way…to include links to additional resources…without actually embedding everything…within the Access database itself.…But, when you do wanna work with embedded documents,…you'll wanna make use of the attachment data type…in your data tables and the bound object controls…in your forms.…Let's take a look at both.…Inside of my Employees Table,…if I scroll over here to the far right hand side,…you'll see that we have a single attachment data type here…for each employee.…
Now we're using this attachment data type…in order to store a head shot or a photo of each employee.…And you can see that every employee…gets their own attachment.…Let's go ahead and take a look at this in a form.…Go ahead and close the Employees Table…and go to the Create Tab…and we'll create a new form in Design View.…
Then the course dives into reports: creating efficient and readable layouts, grouping data into categories, tying reports to queries, and using conditional formatting rules to highlight key takeaways from the data. Finally, Adam demonstrates how to link forms and reports together and print your results, and introduces unique ways to save time filling out paperwork and generating form letters.
- Creating forms with the Form Wizard
- Aligning form controls
- Adding buttons, links, and attachments to forms and reports
- Building database navigation elements
- Grouping and sorting data in reports
- Building reports from queries or wizards
- Calculating fields
- Linking forms and reports
- Printing and exporting reports
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Forms
2. Form Design Basics: Creating an Employee Directory
3. Form and Report Controls
4. Getting around the Database
5. Report Layout
6. Linking Forms and Reports: Creating a Profit Summary
7. Printing and Exporting Reports
Printing reports5m 27s
8. Populating Business Documents
Next steps1m 4s
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