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Inserting .gif into Access report

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I am trying to insert a .gif. file into an Access report - using
Insert Picture.

The original image is 8X11, but access changes the size to 4X6.5.
When I change the size of the image in access is puts white border
around it and does not change the actual image.
Is there a setting I need to change that would allow access to import
at the correct size, or do I need to use another file type besides
..gif?

thanks
Nov 13 '05 #1
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"mar10a" <ma****@yahoo.com> wrote
I am trying to insert a .gif. file into
an Access report - using
Insert Picture. The original image is 8X11, but access
changes the size to 4X6.5. When I change
the size of the image in access is puts white
border around it and does not change the
actual image.


What kind of control are you using? An Image control sized to 8x11, with
Zoom set should do what you want.

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.

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 13 '05 #2

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