Solved

scanning into access

Posted on 2012-04-10
1
175 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-15
hello, i belong to a club where we collect dues each year. we receive a check as payment, with different amounts, i would like to use a scanner to scan a copy of the check sent by each member, i have a form for each member where i enter their info and payment information. at that time i would like to scan the check. not sure if this is an image or a pdf. i would like to see the image of the check on the form where i enter the info for each member. thanks in advance, Charly
0
Comment
Question by:cazink
1 Comment
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
burrcm earned 500 total points
ID: 37832150
You can add an OLE Object field to your table and then to your form. Then right click the field on the form and "Insert Object" then "Bitmap Image". This action will open Paint where you can create a scanned image for insertion. This method however will lead to significant bloat of your database and may over time become unworkable. Might be better to link the images to the member data on the form, that is create a folder of the cheques named with the member number. Place a button on the form to open the stored picture as required. The code behind the button will read like this -

MyfileShell = Chr$(34) & "C:\Windows\system32\mspaint.exe " & Chr$(34) & " " & Chr$(34) & "C:\YourFolder\" & [YourFormField] & ".jpg" & Chr$(34)
    Call Shell(MyfileShell, 1)

Fairly self explanatory. Set the extension to suit - jpg or bmp. You can actually use a *, but this might lead to complications. When you open the first one Paint will come up full screen but if you reduce it to the picture size, it should remember for next time.

Chris B
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When creating Microsoft Word-based forms there may be a need to have a form field repeated throughout the whole document. For instance, with a company name, you may want this information repeated automatically throughout the document rather than man…
It is often necessary in this forum and others to illustrate Word fields as text with the field delimiters replaced with the curly brackets that the delimiters resemble when field codes are being displayed on the document. This means that the text c…
This video shows where to find the word count, how to display it, and what it breaks down to in Microsoft Word.
Learn how to create and modify your own paragraph styles in Microsoft Word. This can be helpful when wanting to make consistently referenced styles throughout a document or template.

929 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now