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Anyone know of a good source of additional pictures for buttons in Access?

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"martinjeffreys" <ma************@btinternet.com> wrote in
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Anyone know of a good source of additional pictures for buttons in
Access?


I used to maintain a file of MS icons, but as I don't use these anymore,
I've discontinued that.

When I want a button face I go to Google, search Images on some key word,
say "Help", and then choose the "Small" size option. For "Help" this gives
me 181 000 images.

Are these in the public domain? That's a question I've not dealt with to
my own satisfaction.

So when I need images for an application which may have some public
exposure, I go to Powerpoint and use its facility for examining all the
picture files included with MS Office, and in the web supplements.

Vaguely wandering here, I find I use fewer images as times goes by. Words
are smaller, faster and clearer. A good application is a good application,
regardless of fluff.

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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I use Microangelo librarian to grab icons from all other programs on
my pc. This gives me thousands of icons to select from.
Alec
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Anyone know of a good source of additional pictures for buttons in Access?

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Anyone know of a good source of additional pictures for buttons in Access?

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You might try here.

http://www.candace-tripp.com/_pages/...ownloads.asp#8
Nov 13 '05 #4

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Lyle Fairfield <Mi************@Invalid.Com> wrote in message news:<Xn*******************@130.133.1.4>...
... information on how to find images on your computer ...
Vaguely wandering here, I find I use fewer images as times goes by. Words
are smaller, faster and clearer. A good application is a good application,
regardless of fluff.

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Lyle
(for e-mail refer to http://ffdba.com/)


It's true that as users become more advanced they are less reliant on
fluff. Many secretaries who used to input data into DOS style forms
can input information on Access forms with unbelievable speed using
only the keyboard. OTOH, I used Alt-PrintScreen to capture images of
some forms, shrunk them to about 1:8, then placed the images on about
seven large command buttons for company higher ups to use. I also
used the form's ControlTipText to add information in addition to the
labels on the form. Guess what? They were more impressed by this
than anything else, even than what the database did! I'm still
shaking my head over that one. I have an mdb that runs automatically
each day. On the person's switchboard that is responsible for the
automatic update, the date and time of the last update shows up to
allay any fears they have about it not running. It paid off when the
switch to daylight savings time messed up the task scheduler on the NT
server causing it to stop running. When a status bar causes too much
of a performance hit a label whose caption shows which record of the
total number of records the code is working on makes the user feel so
much better. So my point is that although users don't need to see
more and more images, their perception of the application and overall
comfort level is tremendously enhanced by things that most programmers
consider unimportant.

James A. Fortune
Nov 13 '05 #5

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ja******@oakland.edu (James Fortune) wrote in
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<snippers> OTOH, I used Alt-PrintScreen to capture images of
some forms, shrunk them to about 1:8, then placed the images on about
seven large command buttons
Nice idea ...!
<more snippers> So my point is that although users don't need to see
more and more images, their perception of the application and overall
comfort level is tremendously enhanced by things that most programmers
consider unimportant.


I think you're right. Makes me think ...

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