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This issue has been sorted out with support. If you submit an errata through the errata submission page, everyone here knows where to route it and what the handling process is.

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Sounds good. I'll try it out.

Does the submitter of the errata get any email notification of the submittal, status, posting of the errata?

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I don't think so but I'll suggest this to the rest of the involved parties and see if this is something we can implement sometime in the future.

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You are correct. I just submitted an errata for the book "Access 2003 VBA Programmer's Reference" and I got no email notification of the submittal. I assume that I will not get any notification of its status either. I am very disheartened with the whole errata process ...

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Three months later and nothing has changed ...

I have submitted several errata for this book and I have submitted several errata for "Access 2003 VBA Programmer's Reference" and ZERO Errata have been posted on this website for either of these two books. Why?

IMHO there are 3 reasons:
1) Wiley people don't think it is their problem and pass it on to Wrox
2) Wrox people either don't think it is their problem and pass it on to the authors or that there is a problem with the Errata submittal process on their website
3) The authors don't seem to think that the issues that I point out are really errata (i.e., read the author's posting to LNC Rename Controls)

And don't forget to read my response. I have spent a lot of wasted time as a result of errors in these two books. After my experience with these two books (I have found about 70 errors in "Access 2003 VBA Programmer's Reference"), it is doubtful that I will buy another Wrox (or Wiley) book again.

What I can't understand is why the authors are not interested. If I was knowledgeable enough to write a book, I would welcome all of the FREE proofreaders I could find. Why would you not want to make your readers happy and make the next edition of your book better?

Terry Waltz




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