Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Populating pre-printed documents, part of Access 2010: Forms and Reports.
We've been hearing of the so-called paperless office for quite some time now,…but that promise is yet to become a reality.…There's just no getting away from having to fill in paper documents sometimes.…Luckily with a little planning and help from Access we can streamline some of…the process when it comes time to filling in preprinted paper documents and…forms with information from our database.…For this exercise we'll look at populating information about our employees into…a preprinted government employee form such as this form i-9.…The first thing we need to do is get an image of our preprinted document.…We can get this image in a number of ways;…you can scan it in using a scanner or export it from a PDF file.…
However you do it for the best printed quality you should capture your image at…300 pixels per inch.…It's also important that it's not scaled.…Next, we need to prep this image a bit to overcome what I consider to be a bit…of a quirk with Access reports.…In Access you can't set page margins to zero, so if we put an image of our…
- 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. Printing, Tweaking, and Automating
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