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How to display entire word document in MSAccess OLE container

Posted on 2011-02-22
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Hi Experts,

I have inserted a word document as a link inside an OLE container of an MSAccess form. It works find and I can double click to open the document in words and edit it.

However, I can only display the first page in the OLE container. Is there a way to scroll the entire document from within the OLE container?

Regards

SB

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by:Helen Feddema
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I think it might be a better idea to just store a hyperlink to the document, and open it directly by clicking on the link.
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by:Sheils
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Hi Helen

That would surely be easier. However, it would just be more practical to display the document in Access. Is it possible
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<I can double click to open the document in words and edit it.
However, I can only display the first page in the OLE container. Is there a way to scroll the entire document from within the OLE container?>

This works fine for me.
If I double click the OLE field/control, I can scroll trough an entire multipage Word Doc.

(See the attached screenshot.  It clearly displays the Page break and even the ruler is still visible...)

What version of Office are you using?
If you are using Access 2007 or newer you may want to consider the new Attachment Datatype.


Remember OLE has never been "Perfect".
It was simply meant as a way to link info across applications.
Displaying Multipage Documents, Special Formatting, Full editing capabilities, ...were never the goal.
(lest we forget all the "OLE Server" issues we see here...)

;-)

JeffCoachman
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by:Sheils
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Hi Jeff

Good to catch up mate.

I am using Access 2010. Bit of a learning curve.

Mine does not show the rule and page break like your. Is there some settings or code that I am missing.

The attachment looks interesting but noting that the user might add un-resized photos to the document we might end up with large files that will slow the database or even exceed the 2GB limit. So I'd rather stay away from it if I have a choice.

Cheers

SB
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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SB

My test was in 2007.
So, to be sure, I will test this in 2010 when I get back to work on Friday...

Jeff
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by:lapsa22
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Well, try this out! I am not that expert in access (I haven't used access for very long time)

Any ways try this out!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/147804
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by:lapsa22
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You can also check out the existing Experts exchange Solution

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20150766.html
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by:Sheils
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Did not work with mine. But there was no better answer
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