Feb-2004

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Improving Data Entry Feedback with Sound

Rebecca Riordan

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Article

 

Most applications use message boxes for providing reactive feedback, but they have some serious drawbacks in the “heads

 

down” data entry environment. In this article, Rebecca Riordan demonstrates a technique that replaces message boxes with

 

sound and stat

 

Sounding Off

Peter Vogel

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Editorial

 

This month’s issue on using sound made me think of other places where sound is used effectively write Peter in his editorial.

 

Accessing Subforms

Rick Dobson

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Article

 

The Access subform wizards do much of the work in connecting a main form to its subform. In this article, Rick Dobson goes

 

beyond the wizards to show you how to perform two new tasks with a subform. He also takes you behind the scenes to

 

increase your und

 

Dealing with File Names

Bogdan Zamfir

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Article

 

Access applications can use Jet databases, other databases (as linked tables), or SQL Server. But sometimes you need to work

 

with files on your hard disk. Bogdan Zamfir provides you with every function that you’ll need to work with file names—

 

including c

 

More Dragging Around and Cuing Banners

Doug Steele

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Access Answers

 

Doug Steele tries to address commonly asked questions from Access developers. This month, he extends his look at how to add

 

drag-and-drop to an Access application, as well as looking at how to simulate XP Cue Banners. I tried implementing your drag-

 

and-drop code from your article in the January 2003 issue.

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