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Old January 28th, 2008, 02:46 PM
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Hey guys I need help answering two questions: (1)Why would we want to copy our chart into a Word document?
(2)Why would we want to copy a report out of Access into a Word document? Please help any response would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old January 29th, 2008, 09:50 AM
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What does the customer want? You would do this to insert it into a canned paper. For example, if you had a monthly report that needed a lot of text, then you could allow your users to compose the letter in a template, and have Access insert an up to date chart or report results.

This is an unusual question since you would ask the customer what they need, and then do it if it is cost effective.


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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:26 PM
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Ok thank you mmcdonal, I appreciate it.
 
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1) Well, it's possible all the data that generates the chart is in the database and your boss wants to put together a quarterly report. The chart is generated in an Access report, but your boss is writing th report in Word. Therefore, you need to export the chart out of Access and import it into Word. When you do, does the boss want just a static picture of the chart that is absolute (embedded) OR does your boss want the chart to change values automatically every quarter without having to re-import it (linked)?

2) Again, it has to do with who want to write the report how. Is the Access report a small part of a much larger report done in Word by another department? Access report formatting is not as flexible as in Word. Perhaps the person wants to use fonts, columns, photos, etc. and place them in such a way that it's a pain in the ASCII to do in Access.


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