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Running A2k on Win-2000 platform

Just tranferred my applications on to new hard drive ( Different PC ) that has
just been setup.

I have two applications that use an image files (Linked) as a background. In
both applications the image is there, but has been reduced to something less
than half a postage stamp. Other than that All seems to work.

All the setting look okay. Tried changing a few with no affect as to size.

Any suggestions appreciated.
Next step. Uninstall/Reinstall Office

Thanks in advance.

"And.... Exactly at which point did you consider this a good idea?"
Nov 12 '05 #1
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I doubt that reinstalling is going to make any difference.

The setting that should be pertinent is SizeMode. Clip will use the picture
at its original size in pixels, showing as little or as much as that size.
Stretch will fill the space with the picture, not preserving the ratio of
width to height. Zoom fills the space with the picture to the extent
possible while preserving the ratio of width to height.

Check to see if linking/embedding a picture in another form, in another
database gives the same problem.

Unlink the picture, compact the database and relink it.

Create a new, empty database and copy all the objects, including this form
(but with the picture unlinked), relink it.

Create a new form and link the same picture.

Don't rush into uninstalling and reinstalling Access without some real
indication that it is going to help.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"Clint Stowers" <cl*******@aol.comNoSpam> wrote in message
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Running A2k on Win-2000 platform

Just tranferred my applications on to new hard drive ( Different PC ) that has just been setup.

I have two applications that use an image files (Linked) as a background. In both applications the image is there, but has been reduced to something less than half a postage stamp. Other than that All seems to work.

All the setting look okay. Tried changing a few with no affect as to size.
Any suggestions appreciated.
Next step. Uninstall/Reinstall Office

Thanks in advance.

"And.... Exactly at which point did you consider this a good idea?"

Nov 12 '05 #2

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In article <kI****************@nwrddc01.gnilink.net>, "Larry Linson"
<bo*****@localhost.not> writes:
Check to see if linking/embedding a picture in another form, in another
database gives the same problem.
The picture is fine when used in a newly created form within the same
application. Just doesn't want to play nice on the original form.
Unlink the picture, compact the database and relink it.
In one app linked, the other embeded. Working on the embeded pic. Removed,
compacted, replaced pic. Problem remains.
Create a new, empty database and copy all the objects, including this form
(but with the picture unlinked), relink it.
Imported the form into new database. Problem made it though the transporter
room. But it was worth a try.
Create a new form and link the same picture.
Picture okay on new form. Thus assume Office is Okay.
Don't rush into uninstalling and reinstalling Access without some real
indication that it is going to help.


I never rush into anything. "When in doubt, ponder".

"And.... Exactly at which point did you consider this a good idea?"
Nov 12 '05 #3

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In article <20***************************@mb-m10.aol.com>,
cl*******@aol.comNoSpam (Clint Stowers) writes:
In
both applications the image is there, but has been reduced to something less
than half a postage stamp. Other than that All seems to work.


As a followup. Scence the transfer of applications from on PC to another, any
pre-existing form that had a picture or where you attempt to add a picture, all
pictures are reduce to a snipit of itself. This seems to be the condition on
all existing applications.

However, on newly created forms, all is well.

Got to be something within the PC (Compaq). Till shifting to this newer system
this condition did not exist. And other systems have been using these
applications without ill affects.

Hmmm...... Ain't seen this on before...!



"And.... Exactly at which point did you consider this a good idea?"
Nov 12 '05 #4

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