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Distribute a MS Access form to be desktop icon

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I have a database and created a form to be used by multiple users.
Is there a way to "package" that form - to allow me to distribute that form and they could have it as a desktop icon?
The form would still need to be using the datasource on the shared drive, but saved locally on multiple users desktops.

Can this be done?
Thanks!!
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Jim Horn earned 1500 total points
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You cannot distribute an Access form separate from the Access .mdb/.mde file it resides in.
You can have that form open automatically via Tools menu:Startup, Startup Form, then distribute the shortcut along with the .mdb/.mde file.

>The form would still need to be using the datasource on the shared drive
As long as the drive/folder/file of the data source is the same (especially drive letter if it's a shared drive), then you'll be okay here.

Hope this helps.
-Jim
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Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim
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