Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Attaching documents, part of Access 2007: Forms and Reports.
In this video we'll explore the controls for working with attached files.…Now, there's plenty of debate on whether you should actually attach additional…files such as images or Word documents to the record within your database.…Some people claim that it leads to database bloat and unnecessary slowdowns.…I definitely recommend the hyperlink option as a good way to include links to…additional resources without actually embedding everything in the database.…But when you do have file attachments and OLE object fields within your tables,…you'll need to know how to actually make use of them.…
Working with them and their forms requires the use of the attachment control and…the bound object frame control.…I'm going to go ahead and open up my Employees table here, double-click on it,…and scroll to the right. And the last two fields in my Employees table are the…Attachment field that currently has the headshot or the photograph of a few of…our employees and I have a field for OLE objects.…Now, OLE stands for Object Linking and Embedding and it's kind of an older way to…
- Designing for the end user
- Organizing form elements
- Formatting a form
- Adding headers
- Linking to external content
- Entering and selecting data
- Adding charts
- Creating a main menu
- Creating a customer form
- Understanding report structure
- Building reports from wizards and queries
- Printing reports
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Forms
2. Form Design Basics: Creating a Directory
3. Form and Report Controls
4. Getting around the Database
5. Report Layout
6. The User Experience
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