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I need a professional looking progress bar

This may be a common problem, but I could not find the solution.
My project involves a lot of Office automation, which are sometime quite lengthy and I'd like to offer a professional looking progress meter window to the users. I know how to how to create a progress bar and how to link it to a timer event to control the time needed to fill the progress bar. It works fine in a standalone test form, however when I include this form in my main form so it becomes visible when the code starts running, nothing happens. The progress bar is visible but is not fiiling, as if the timer event is not fired.
Can you help Me ?
Also, is there a way to estimate the time an automation routine will take, so I can add the percent of the action completed and set the properties of the timer event ? Or if it is impossible, how can I make my progress bar fill slowly then, when the action is completed, fill up rapidly  to 100% before closing ?
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indyngCommented:
What does your automation routine entail?
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triludoAuthor Commented:
My project will build custom forms and tables in Access, create and format various reports in Word and create custom spreadsheets in Excel.
Access forms and tables are the main interface for the user, so I'd like to have an example of how to integrate a progress bar window in Access.
Thanks
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