Unbound Memo Box

I would like to have my unbound memo show the text that was typed into it.  When I close the form..the text goes away once the same form is opened again.   Please let me know if you would like more info
Jass SainiAsked:
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
The text you type in has to be stored somewhere if you want to view it again.
You can only store data in a table.
As the memo field is not bound, text can't be stored for future viewing.
You must bind it to a table.

In one of my databases, I have memo field (for help info) on my main switchboard form.
It's bound to a table but there is only ONE record.
The form has no record selectors/numbers etc.
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James ElliottManaging DirectorCommented:
I would like more info.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You cannot do this with an unbound memo unless you store the value the user entered somewhere, and then retrieve that when the form is reopened. You can store the value in a textfile, a database column, or a public variable (if you're reopening the form in the same session of Access).

If this is along the same lines as the other questions you've been asking, where you want to UPDATE the contents of other data based on what the user has entered, then you'll have to do this differently.

And, as before, all of this stems from an improperly designed database. Fix that, and you'll be able to do what you want with it. Until you do, you'll continually run into these sorts of roadblocks.
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Jass SainiAuthor Commented:
It was not my idea to have it unbound.  I prefer to have it bound to a field in the table....
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Jass SainiAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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