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MS Access 97 and DOS program to be displayed in a split window.

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Is a split window possible for an MS DOS program and MS Access program?? If

so how???

When you run a DOS programn it covers the whole of the PC screen and if you

have other applications you cannot see them in the task bar and you have to

alt-tab to flick through them.

I have an MS Access 97 program that needs to be run in half of the

screenwindow and in the other half of the window the ms dos program

(written in 1986) needs to be run so the user can see both programs. (I do

not have any rights to changing the DOS based program which has been

running for the last 20 years)

Is there a way this can be achieved without having to resize the Access 97

Program and MS Dos program every morning or every time the PC is restarted.

Client Argument
-sales people are too computer illiterate to use alt-tab to flick through

the program list to act as a go between between BITEC and Access 97.
- both programs need to be run at the same time and visible to the sales

person
-the Access 97 Program provides enhanced sales facilities which need to be

accessed whilst data from the DOS program is looked at

Any Help and advice will be appreciated.

Can you have a permanent split window for a DOS program and Access 97

program????

Kindest Regards
Maryam
Nov 13 '05 #1
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On 12 Sep 2004 05:44:43 -0700, ma*********@hotmail.com (Maryam) wrote:

DOS programs don't have to run full-screen. They can run in a command
window. Perhaps creating a PIF file for your app would allow you to
set properties.

-Tom.

Is a split window possible for an MS DOS program and MS Access program?? If

so how???

When you run a DOS programn it covers the whole of the PC screen and if you

have other applications you cannot see them in the task bar and you have to

alt-tab to flick through them.

I have an MS Access 97 program that needs to be run in half of the

screenwindow and in the other half of the window the ms dos program

(written in 1986) needs to be run so the user can see both programs. (I do

not have any rights to changing the DOS based program which has been

running for the last 20 years)

Is there a way this can be achieved without having to resize the Access 97

Program and MS Dos program every morning or every time the PC is restarted.

Client Argument
-sales people are too computer illiterate to use alt-tab to flick through

the program list to act as a go between between BITEC and Access 97.
- both programs need to be run at the same time and visible to the sales

person
-the Access 97 Program provides enhanced sales facilities which need to be

accessed whilst data from the DOS program is looked at

Any Help and advice will be appreciated.

Can you have a permanent split window for a DOS program and Access 97

program????

Kindest Regards
Maryam


Nov 13 '05 #2

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Tom,

Thanks for the PIF suggestion.

I have had a look at PIF files and you can only specify whether an
MS-DOS-based program starts in a full screen or in a window by
changing the Run properties on the Program (or Shortcut) tab.

This solves half the program because i would like the MS DOS program
to open in the available width of the screen and opening it as
minimized does not do this.

Is this possible using PIF files??

Maryam
Tom van Stiphout <no*************@cox.net> wrote in message news:<st********************************@4ax.com>. ..
On 12 Sep 2004 05:44:43 -0700, ma*********@hotmail.com (Maryam) wrote:

DOS programs don't have to run full-screen. They can run in a command
window. Perhaps creating a PIF file for your app would allow you to
set properties.

-Tom.

Is a split window possible for an MS DOS program and MS Access program?? If

so how???
I > >When you run a DOS programn it covers the whole of the PC screen
and if you
have other applications you cannot see them in the task bar and you have to

alt-tab to flick through them.

I have an MS Access 97 program that needs to be run in half of the

screenwindow and in the other half of the window the ms dos program

(written in 1986) needs to be run so the user can see both programs. (I do

not have any rights to changing the DOS based program which has been

running for the last 20 years)

Is there a way this can be achieved without having to resize the Access 97

Program and MS Dos program every morning or every time the PC is restarted.

Client Argument
-sales people are too computer illiterate to use alt-tab to flick through

the program list to act as a go between between BITEC and Access 97.
- both programs need to be run at the same time and visible to the sales

person
-the Access 97 Program provides enhanced sales facilities which need to be

accessed whilst data from the DOS program is looked at

Any Help and advice will be appreciated.

Can you have a permanent split window for a DOS program and Access 97

program????

Kindest Regards
Maryam

Nov 13 '05 #3

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