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Old September 2nd, 2004, 12:04 PM
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I've dog-eared the book to death. Sometimes I know I read the solution to a problem I'm having but can't remember where in the book it is. The index is sparse (it doesn't list all topics and those it does list don't have all the pages listed.)

It would be nice to have the book in a text or PDF file that I could search for the word, terms or phrases that I remember and find the correct reference.

Keep up the good work - it's a great book.

Tom

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You are being too kind. Considering that the book's title indicates that it is a "Programmer's Reference", I find the index to be almost useless.

For example, where in the book will you find information on: With ... End With, DoCmd, Parameter, DCount, Echo?

P.S.
A great book ... ??????
I have found over 70 errors in the book, but I can't seem to get anyone interested in posting them on the Errata web page.

Happy searching!

Terry Waltz
 
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Terry,

Thanks for your response. I read your previous postings concerning errors in the book.

I have also found errors, I just haven't documented or counted them like you have. Most of them I put down to the poor editing that is so prevalent today. It is so easy to cut and paste sentences and words. (I do it all the time.) Sometimes the editor leaves in words, forgets to put in vital words and phrases or forgets to change words. the result being that the whole meaning of the sentence is significantly altered. Technology has made it to easy to check spelling, grammar, etc. that looking for these type of errors seems too hard. So what if the word is "seen", not "scene", it passed the spell test, right? Proofreading has become a lost art. I put up with it in newspapers, magazines, novels, etc. because I don't see how we can change the process.

I said the book is a great book because I am learning from it! It must be very hard to cover a topic like Access in less than 2,000 - 3,000 pages.

I just wish I had the text to search because I frequently know I've read the answer to my question (while reading about a different problem), but I just don't know where. I know it's there and it's frustrating to not be able to find it.

Thanks,

Tom

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The most frustrating thing for me is that no one seems to care that there are errors in the book. What exactly is the purpose of Errata page on the website? I tried to submit three or four errors, but I got no where.

If you get a chance, take a look at Alison Balter's book "Mastering Microsoft Access 2000 Development" and F. Scott Barker's book "Microsoft Access 2000 Power Programming" (or newer updates of these books) sometime.

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Terry,

Thanks for the info. I've ordered some Access VBA and Visual Basic .NET books. After I see how good they are, I may need to look at the books you recommended.

If you have time, please look at the posting I made last Friday, "How to refresh picture in sub-form". It's not a real deep issue, but it's bugging me to death.

Thanks,


Tom

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Tom,

I did read your post, but I'm not real clear on the problem. If you want to send me a copy (in Access 2000 format) of that database, I'd be glad to take a look at it.

Terry
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Terry,

I sent you, by direct e-mail, the database(s). The files total 3GB, I hope that's not too large for your e-mail system.

Thanks for your offer of help.

Tom

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Tom,
Did you get my email response?

Terry Waltz





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