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Trying to get an autotext fill in a memo field for Access 2003

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I have a doctor who is using a medical record tracking system I threw together for him, and he has a variety of common diagnoses that take a long time to type. He would much rather be able to hit a keystroke or type a single word that would autofill the memo field with his text, and then allow him to modify it as needed. How would I go about doing this?

Thanks in advance,

Kelly M. Kamm
IT Support
Waverly Hematology Oncology
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You could just use the built in Autocorrect function that is built into Access
Tools>AutoCorrect Options...

HTH

Peter
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I've implemented something similar to this using a simple popup form that's called from a popup menu (although you could call it from a particular key combination) ... I first built a table to hold all "Frequently Used Items" (which was nothing more than an AutoNumber ID field and a second Text field - you'd want to make yours a Memo field I'm sure). Next, I built a form which was nothing more than a listbox and a button .. the listbox was based on the table described earlier, and the button basically fills the field of the "calling" from with whatever the user selects. The code to do this is behind the Click event of the button:

Forms("TheCallingForm").TheDiagnosisField = Me.YourListBox.Column(1)

This is assuming your listbox has two columns, and the second column is the Memo field
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Wow, I wish i had thought of that. I use the feature in Word, but never looked for it in Office. Thanks, you are a champ.
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err... Access, not Office. Forgive my silliness, I am running on an 80 hour work week, and my 21st day of non stop work.
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