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Access for Company Identification Cards

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Thank you in advance for any and all assistance. I recently purchased an Ink
Dye Sublimation printer and I'm looking to do something with Access for my
employee ID Cards. I know I shouldn't store images for bloating purposes, but
how do I get an image into a report, say for printing ID cards, if I don't
store it in the program?

Michael
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Store the pics in a directory and then link to them.

Don
On 19 Apr 2004 12:50:40 GMT, lu*************@aol.com (Lumpierbritches)
wrote:
Thank you in advance for any and all assistance. I recently purchased an Ink
Dye Sublimation printer and I'm looking to do something with Access for my
employee ID Cards. I know I shouldn't store images for bloating purposes, but
how do I get an image into a report, say for printing ID cards, if I don't
store it in the program?

Michael


Nov 12 '05 #2

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"Lumpierbritches" wrote
I recently purchased an Ink Dye Sub...
printer . . . Access for my employee ID
Cards. I know I shouldn't store images
for bloating purposes,
That's not necessarily so -- see the article in the referenced download.
but how do I get an image into a report,
say for printing ID cards, if I don't
store it in the program?


The sample imaging databases at http://accdevel.tripod.com illustrate three
approaches to handling images in Access, and the download includes an
article discussing considerations in choosing an approach. Two of the
approaches do not use OLE Objects and, thus, avoid the database bloat, and
some other problems, associated with images in OLE Objects.

Code that is in the OnCurrent event for Forms would be in the OnPrint or
OnFormat event in Reports.

If you are printing the images in reports, to avoid memory leakage, you
should also see MVP Stephen Lebans' http://www.lebans.com/printfailures.htm.
PrintFailure.zip is an Access97 MDB containing a report that fails during
the Access formatting process prior to being spooled to the Printer Driver.
This MDB also contains code showing how to convert the contents of the Image
control to a Bitmap file prior to printing. This helps alleviate the "Out of
Memory" error that can popup when printing image intensive reports.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Nov 12 '05 #3

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