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snapshot on a web page (access xp)

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tom
Hey All-
I've exported a report to Access's "snapshot" format and want to put
it on a website for users to view. However, when I click on the link
to the snapshot file, I notice that my browser (IE6) attempts to open
it as if it were a regular html page, thereby displaying a bunch of
gobbledygook.

Any ideas on what has to be tweeked (in the link/on the website or
server) to make the browser know it should either (a) try to launch
snapshot viewer or (b) save the file to disk as a snapshot.

Thanks,
-TD
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On 12 Jan 2004 22:06:43 -0800 in comp.databases.ms-access,
to*@nuws.com (tom) wrote:
Hey All-
I've exported a report to Access's "snapshot" format and want to put
it on a website for users to view. However, when I click on the link
to the snapshot file, I notice that my browser (IE6) attempts to open
it as if it were a regular html page, thereby displaying a bunch of
gobbledygook.

Any ideas on what has to be tweeked (in the link/on the website or
server) to make the browser know it should either (a) try to launch
snapshot viewer or (b) save the file to disk as a snapshot.


Not much experience of snapshots on the web, perhaps output to HTML
from the report would be easier. If you need the report to appear on
the web page exactly as it appears in Access then consider the full
version of Adobe Acrobat, use the PDF printer driver and print to
disk. Publish the resultant PDF file on the web.

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Nov 12 '05 #2

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I can't say this is the solution, but my first thought is the default
application assigned to open the snp file. If, for example, it's set
to Notepad, then IE would load the odd characters.

Open Windows Explorer and go to the menu option ...
Tools | Options | File Types

Find SNP in the list and make sure its Open action looks something
like this ...

C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\SNAPSH~1\SNAPVIEW.EX E /dde

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"tom" <to*@nuws.com> wrote...
Hey All-
I've exported a report to Access's "snapshot" format and want to put
it on a website for users to view. However, when I click on the link
to the snapshot file, I notice that my browser (IE6) attempts to open
it as if it were a regular html page, thereby displaying a bunch of
gobbledygook.

Any ideas on what has to be tweeked (in the link/on the website or
server) to make the browser know it should either (a) try to launch
snapshot viewer or (b) save the file to disk as a snapshot.

Nov 12 '05 #3

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Hi,

I just tried to do this and was successful ( I have IE6, Access97 )on
a Win2000 system - of course all viewers will also need to have the
snapshot addin - but I don't see why this wouldn't work just fine.
Might want to check what the default executable is for the .snp
extension and make sure it is looking for the snapshot viewer.

JimA


to*@nuws.com (tom) wrote in message news:<c1**************************@posting.google. com>...
Hey All-
I've exported a report to Access's "snapshot" format and want to put
it on a website for users to view. However, when I click on the link
to the snapshot file, I notice that my browser (IE6) attempts to open
it as if it were a regular html page, thereby displaying a bunch of
gobbledygook.

Any ideas on what has to be tweeked (in the link/on the website or
server) to make the browser know it should either (a) try to launch
snapshot viewer or (b) save the file to disk as a snapshot.

Thanks,
-TD

Nov 12 '05 #4

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On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 08:13:43 +0000, Trevor Best <bouncer@localhost>
wrote:
On 12 Jan 2004 22:06:43 -0800 in comp.databases.ms-access,
to*@nuws.com (tom) wrote:
Hey All-
I've exported a report to Access's "snapshot" format and want to put
it on a website for users to view. However, when I click on the link
to the snapshot file, I notice that my browser (IE6) attempts to open
it as if it were a regular html page, thereby displaying a bunch of
gobbledygook.

Any ideas on what has to be tweeked (in the link/on the website or
server) to make the browser know it should either (a) try to launch
snapshot viewer or (b) save the file to disk as a snapshot.


Not much experience of snapshots on the web, perhaps output to HTML
from the report would be easier. If you need the report to appear on
the web page exactly as it appears in Access then consider the full
version of Adobe Acrobat, use the PDF printer driver and print to
disk. Publish the resultant PDF file on the web.


Another thing about PDFs is that they are darn near universal. Just
about everybody already has Acrobat.

However, you don't need to buy any thing to create PDFs. What I have
used (on OSs from W95 thru XPPro) is the Redmon/Ghostscript combo.
There is info/directions at this page...

http://www.freewebs.com/coandco/faqs...TO_Images.html

Sets up as a printer and creates great PDFs.

- Jim

Nov 12 '05 #5

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tom
Jim:
That sounds like the route to go: make sure the web server is aware
of the snapshot file type. I'll give it a shot.

Thanks,
-Tom
I just tried to do this and was successful ( I have IE6, Access97 )on
a Win2000 system - of course all viewers will also need to have the
snapshot addin - but I don't see why this wouldn't work just fine.
Might want to check what the default executable is for the .snp
extension and make sure it is looking for the snapshot viewer.

Nov 12 '05 #6

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