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What are the recommended alternatives to the Office Web Components when used in Microsoft Access

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We have lately replaced all embedded graphs in our Access applications with OWC components; previously we used Microsoft Graph but this lacked flexibility and usability in our view.

However it now appears that OWC11 (for Office 2003) is the latest version and although it will continue to be supported it will no longer be bundled with Office (i.e. there is no OWC12 with Office 2007 and you should use the 2003 DLL instead).

I am looking for guidance where to go; however would like to avoid using any 3-rd party components.

Thanks for the help
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Crystal Reports is very good 9http://www.businessobjects.com/product/catalog/crystalreports/) and can be deployed with Access - although it's normally deployed with VB.Net etc

It now has functioality to allow you to export graphs as .swf (Flash) files too. Very pretty.
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by:valerieschupbach
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Are there any other solutions around? We do like the Access Report writer which is doing a good job; looks like it would be a bit of an overkill to bundle a separate products for graphics only?
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You can build charts dynamically (bar charts) by using rectangle objects and assigning their sizes when the report opens. It's a pain, but can be done.

Access's built-in charts are really good.
I s there something specific that you're trying to achieve?
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by:valerieschupbach
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No, just generally the level of control and look is not satisfactory; I believe the article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Graph reflects this quite well.

We did a prototype with sized rectangles which worked quite wel but you're stuck when you need line graphs.

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by:valerieschupbach
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When researching this I also found
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Access_Reports/Q_23690467.html

Seems to be exactly the same question, but points to 3-rd party solution.

Thanks for the input, and I'll close this question.
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by:valerieschupbach
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Guess there was no reall satisfactory answer...
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