OLE Objects


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magmike

I have a feild in my table that records links to documents outside of
Access. Using an OLE Object field on my form, the user sees a snapshop
of the document and upon double clicking on it, they can directly open
the document from the Access Form.

However, while my OS is configured to use Adobe Acrobat (the full
version) to open PDF files, when double clicking the OLE Object Form
Field in Access, it opens PDF files in Acrobat Reader (the free
version).

Is there a way to change this? I'm guessing this is a setting inside
Access?

Thanks in advance,

magmike
 
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Arvin Meyer [MVP]

magmike said:
I have a feild in my table that records links to documents outside of
Access. Using an OLE Object field on my form, the user sees a snapshop
of the document and upon double clicking on it, they can directly open
the document from the Access Form.

However, while my OS is configured to use Adobe Acrobat (the full
version) to open PDF files, when double clicking the OLE Object Form
Field in Access, it opens PDF files in Acrobat Reader (the free
version).

Is there a way to change this? I'm guessing this is a setting inside
Access?

No way to change this. Adobe used to have an ActiveX control that would
allow this, but that went away several versions ago. I suggest using the
free Foxit Reader to change the file association. They do have a version
that uses a COM object, but it isn't free. I prefer to use Win2PDF to make
my PDF files now anyway. It is about one-eighth the price of Adobe, and much
faster.
 
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magmike

No way to change this. Adobe used to have an ActiveX control that would
allow this, but that went away several versions ago. I suggest using the
free Foxit Reader to change the file association. They do have a version
that uses a COM object, but it isn't free. I prefer to use Win2PDF to make
my PDF files now anyway. It is about one-eighth the price of Adobe, and much
faster.

I guess another option (since I already own Acrobat) is to uninstall
the Reader completely. I do like to have it though, so I can see the
way most people would see it.
 

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