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How to view TIF on Access form?

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Hello, I am fighting a losing battle with Access's Image control. At one
time it was able to load TIF images that my users were viewing. I had
written two totally different Access apps. Basically on_Current event
triggers updating of the image control to a specific field in an Access
table.

The funny thing is that one app is currently running on XP without issues.
The images are viewed. But my user moved the mdb to another XP machine and
tried to run it but get a Runtime error '2114' error. The image could not be
viewed because this error comes up. We tried other pcs and they have the
same problem. This app is totally locally accessed. Meaning the images and
files (including mdb) are all on the local drive C:. So it is not a network
issue. To further complicate this, this app no longer works on my PC (XP). I
even tried some old images from March and it can not load the images either.
I wrote this app on this pc.

Does any one know what could be the problem? I've run MS Graphics converter
pack to update any graphic filters that might have changed, but that didn't
do anything.

Two things come to mind that may be of concern. 1) I've upgraded to Office
2003 2) I now have XP SP2. What would change in those to cause this? If it
did?

Thanks,

Scott
Nov 13 '05 #1
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I have further discovered that it is an A2k to A2003 compatibility issue. I
just try my app on my laptop that still has Access 2k and it works on it
with the same files. I copied them over.

So the issue is that what works with the standard image control in Access 2k
does not work in Access 2003.

Any ideas?

Scott

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Hello, I am fighting a losing battle with Access's Image control. At one
time it was able to load TIF images that my users were viewing. I had
written two totally different Access apps. Basically on_Current event
triggers updating of the image control to a specific field in an Access
table.

The funny thing is that one app is currently running on XP without issues.
The images are viewed. But my user moved the mdb to another XP machine and
tried to run it but get a Runtime error '2114' error. The image could not
be viewed because this error comes up. We tried other pcs and they have
the same problem. This app is totally locally accessed. Meaning the images
and files (including mdb) are all on the local drive C:. So it is not a
network issue. To further complicate this, this app no longer works on my
PC (XP). I even tried some old images from March and it can not load the
images either. I wrote this app on this pc.

Does any one know what could be the problem? I've run MS Graphics
converter pack to update any graphic filters that might have changed, but
that didn't do anything.

Two things come to mind that may be of concern. 1) I've upgraded to Office
2003 2) I now have XP SP2. What would change in those to cause this? If it
did?

Thanks,

Scott

Nov 13 '05 #2

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On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 14:44:15 -0600, "Scott Simonson"
<sc***********@wi.rr.com> wrote:
I have further discovered that it is an A2k to A2003 compatibility issue. I
just try my app on my laptop that still has Access 2k and it works on it
with the same files. I copied them over.

So the issue is that what works with the standard image control in Access 2k
does not work in Access 2003.

Any ideas?

Scott


Hi
It certainly sounds like a graphics filter install problem, can you
reinstall Access 2003 with all the options?
An alternative is to use the image software in Stephen Lebans website
which will show TIFs also. If you have XP you won't need to (in fact
mustn't) install the GDI+DLL.zip referred to there,
David
Nov 13 '05 #3

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It appears that Office 2003 uninstalls an important component that previous
versions of Office had. MS Photo Editor!? This link can explain this much
better than I:

http://www.ammara.com/articles/accesspictureole.html#S5

And even more importantly, installing Photo Editor fixes this particular
issue with the image control. Now my apps are working again...

Scott

P.S. - I fear future problems with MS products!!! Bet that is the first time
you heard that!!!
Nov 13 '05 #4

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