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MLH
Is there anyway I can use CTRL-C in Windows XP to copy this string...

Copy C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exe \Windows

.... and then somehow 'paste' it into a CMD compatibility window
then execute it? Look, I've already been hit with "Why would you
wanna do that?" Its like an addiction, OK? Sorry for my weakness.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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I've just read your earlier posts relating to this.
They don't make complete sense to me.
What is the end game here?

Nigel

"Nigel Lawrance" <na*@exeter37.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:bk**********@newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
When you have the Command Prompt Window open, right click the title bar and select Properties.
On the Options tab under Edit Options, check the QuickEditMode box and click ok. You can then elect to save these settings for your shortcut.

To paste, now click where you want the text to be pasted and again right
click on the title bar, selecting Edit, Paste.

Voila

Nigel

PS - what is the '\Windows' switch for?.

Nov 12 '05 #2

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MLH
That sure did it!

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 17:04:48 +0100, "Nigel Lawrance"
<na*@exeter37.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
When you have the Command Prompt Window open, right click the title bar and
select Properties.
On the Options tab under Edit Options, check the QuickEditMode box and click
ok. You can then elect to save these settings for your shortcut.

To paste, now click where you want the text to be pasted and again right
click on the title bar, selecting Edit, Paste.

Voila

Nigel

PS - what is the '\Windows' switch for?.

Oops - it was a TYPO.
Nov 12 '05 #3

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MLH
On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 17:14:06 +0100, "Nigel Lawrance"
<na*@exeter37.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
I've just read your earlier posts relating to this.
They don't make complete sense to me.
What is the end game here?

Nigel

Oh phooey. I'm having to implement a hodge-podge of
techniques to achieve a rather simplistic goal. There's
a huge amount of coding in an old Access 2.0 application
that has run RELIABLY under Windows XP since the OS
was released. Revising that working app to a modern
32-bit release of Access is not currently an option. A
missing feature is desired to be added enabling the
Access 2.0 app to email report images or RTF's and it is
that which we're trying to achieve.

This has been a challenge. A host of obstacles has
been thrown into the pot...

1) a past installation of Microsoft's Q330994 security
patch for Outlook Express hindered total automation
of the process. Even removing the patch through the
Control Panel facility was NOT effective.

2) DoCmd SendObject A_REPORT, "Report6", A_FORMATRTF, "JJ@MyISP.net",
, , MySubject, MyBodyText, 0 turned out to be completely unreliable
in creating an RTF type attachment that could be opened and read
by the intended recipient.

3) Microsoft Outlook does not support DDE. Unfortunately,
with the A20 app, DDE is about the best option available to
us and so we're forced to work with OutLook Express, DDE,
and SendObject.

I've been thinking about doing a separate Access 97 app,
attaching to the tables in the Access 2.0 app for read functionality
only and trying to implement the desired functionality using A97 and
Microsoft OutLook. I understand that 97 cannot write to A20 tables
but can read them. Of this, I'm uncertain. At any rate, we've put a
lot of effort into revising the A20 app and I'm determined to make
it work if at all possible.
Nov 12 '05 #4

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On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:12:40 -0400, MLH <CR**@NorthState.net> wrote in
comp.databases.ms-access:
I understand that 97 cannot write to A20 tables
but can read them.


That is not true. Access 97 happily works with data from A2 mdbs.
You can read, write, add and delete to your hearts content.

Peter Miller
__________________________________________________ __________
PK Solutions -- Data Recovery for Microsoft Access/Jet/SQL
Free quotes, Guaranteed lowest prices and best results
www.pksolutions.com 1.800.987.7716 1.619.839.3900
Nov 12 '05 #5

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MLH
That's good to know. I'll have a go at it.
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I understand that 97 cannot write to A20 tables
but can read them.


That is not true. Access 97 happily works with data from A2 mdbs.
You can read, write, add and delete to your hearts content.

Peter Miller
_________________________________________________ ___________
PK Solutions -- Data Recovery for Microsoft Access/Jet/SQL
Free quotes, Guaranteed lowest prices and best results
www.pksolutions.com 1.800.987.7716 1.619.839.3900


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