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blinking control in report ?

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Blinking control

Perhaps my question is not exactly an Access question, but may
somebody might
give me an answer.i have a very important control on my report, called
"Stockflow"
and in case the goods in the warehouse do not correspond to the
documents
i want to have some special effect, either voise, or blinking, or
anything of the kind.
My point is to draw as much attention as possible to the user that
something is wrong
I will be grateful for any suggestions in this respect. I use Access
2000
Nov 12 '05 #1
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You can certainly change the color of the control.

As I understand it, reports are pretty static -
they're created once (unlike forms, which are frequently repainted), so
I'd expect it to be difficult to create a blinking effect.

HTH
- Turtle

"Markus" <ge********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Blinking control

Perhaps my question is not exactly an Access question, but may
somebody might
give me an answer.i have a very important control on my report, called
"Stockflow"
and in case the goods in the warehouse do not correspond to the
documents
i want to have some special effect, either voise, or blinking, or
anything of the kind.
My point is to draw as much attention as possible to the user that
something is wrong
I will be grateful for any suggestions in this respect. I use Access
2000

Nov 12 '05 #2

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"MacDermott" <ma********@nospam.com> wrote in message
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You can certainly change the color of the control.

As I understand it, reports are pretty static -
they're created once (unlike forms, which are frequently repainted), so I'd expect it to be difficult to create a blinking effect.

HTH
- Turtle

"Markus" <ge********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Blinking control

Perhaps my question is not exactly an Access question, but may
somebody might
give me an answer.i have a very important control on my report, called
"Stockflow"
and in case the goods in the warehouse do not correspond to the
documents
i want to have some special effect, either voise, or blinking, or
anything of the kind.
My point is to draw as much attention as possible to the user that
something is wrong
I will be grateful for any suggestions in this respect. I use Access
2000

Set the BlinkPersist property to True
The blinking effect continues - even when the report is printed out on
paper.
It is really unbelievable!

Rob
Nov 12 '05 #3

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Or try the SmellsLikePineForest property = true. That really gets thier
attention :)

(Sorry but to be serious no I don't think that reports can have any kind of
non-static display. If you want to draw attention try printing absolutely
everything in blackand white besides this information which you could
consider printing in highlighter yellow or something similar)

"Rob Dylan" <ro*@dylan.com> wrote in message
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"MacDermott" <ma********@nospam.com> wrote in message
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You can certainly change the color of the control.

As I understand it, reports are pretty static -
they're created once (unlike forms, which are frequently repainted),

so
I'd expect it to be difficult to create a blinking effect.

HTH
- Turtle

"Markus" <ge********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ea**************************@posting.google.c om...
Blinking control

Perhaps my question is not exactly an Access question, but may
somebody might
give me an answer.i have a very important control on my report, called
"Stockflow"
and in case the goods in the warehouse do not correspond to the
documents
i want to have some special effect, either voise, or blinking, or
anything of the kind.
My point is to draw as much attention as possible to the user that
something is wrong
I will be grateful for any suggestions in this respect. I use Access
2000

Set the BlinkPersist property to True
The blinking effect continues - even when the report is printed out on
paper.
It is really unbelievable!

Rob

Nov 12 '05 #4

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Rob Dylan wrote:
Set the BlinkPersist property to True
The blinking effect continues - even when the report is printed out on
paper.
It is really unbelievable!


No, not at all--but how do you turn the darn thing *off* then?

--
Bas Cost Budde
http://www.heuveltop.nl/BasCB

Nov 12 '05 #5

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Shane Pea wrote:
Or try the SmellsLikePineForest property = true. That really gets thier
attention :)

(Sorry but to be serious no I don't think that reports can have any kind of
non-static display. If you want to draw attention try printing absolutely
everything in blackand white besides this information which you could
consider printing in highlighter yellow or something similar)


The OP probably didn't even want to ask about a *report*.

Then again, how is a fact going to decide whether "the goods in the
warehouse do not correspond to the documents"?
--
Bas Cost Budde
http://www.heuveltop.org/BasCB
but the domain is nl

Nov 12 '05 #6

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