images stored as .doc files


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Guest

Is there a way to have .doc image files displayed on forms and reports
without bloating the database size? I know I can go through each image and
put it through paint but is there an easier way to see these.
Thanks for any help
 
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Guest

Hi Mioke

You can store your doc's on your hard drive and link to them from a form

Or embed a thumbnail of the doc in a form.

For details of how to do this check out the answer I gave a few hours ago
answering the question "i cant embed a .bmp file in access"

I would suggest linking to the doc's rather than embeding but this depends
on what you're going to do with the Datbase.

Hope you find it helpful
 
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Guest

Wayne-I-M
The images in the .doc files are inserted as links but when the graphs
actually show up the size increase to a ridiculous amount. I have been
changing them to icons and this reduced the size. I just go to the convert
linked image selection.
Since they are linked why does it balloon the size so much? What can I do?
Thanks for the time.
 
G

Guest

Hi Mike was a bit disturbed to hear that you're having problems so used the
same method myslef on a backup DB and found that (after adding 25 Doc's) the
file size was increased by only 10kb (almost nothing)

Try this

Open the “table†you will use as a base for the form.
Select the OLE field the will hold the “link†to the word doc
Right click
Select insert object
Select “Create from Fileâ€
Check the “link†box – this is important
Browse to your Word Doc
This should open the access Brouse Box. Select your Doc from this list
Click OK (this will close the box)
Mark the “display as icon†box
Click OK
Bring the OLE into the form (it will be displayed as the standard Word Doc
logo)
Click the logo to go to the doc.

This method should not increase the size of your DB field by more than
another small logo type (about 4kb per item)

Hope this helps
 
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Guest

Thanks again for your help.
I did what you suggested and it has helped a great deal but is there a way
for the images in the .doc files to print when I create a report.
 

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