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Hello.
I have finished my MS Access application and now I would like to embedd some
users manual in the aplication.
Is it possible and how to create it ? In which format, by which tools ?
Thanks in advance.

Zlatko
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Don't embed objects in your database. This will make the database
extremely large in a hurry. Instead use a hyperlink field to store the
path and implement code in a form to open the manual:

Dim strPath as string
strPath = "C:\Pathtomanual"

Application.FollowHyperlink strPath

Jason

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Hello.
I appreciate your advice, but still would like to try to embedd the manual.
Is there any way to do that?
I started to write the manual in HelpMaker (html)...
My actual database is on the server (PostgreSQL) and the manual would not be
so big...so I suppose that .mde file will not be extremely large.
Greetings,

Zlatko

"Jason" <ja*****@sw.rr.com> je napisao u poruci interesnoj
grupi:11**********************@g49g2000cwa.googleg roups.com...
Don't embed objects in your database. This will make the database
extremely large in a hurry. Instead use a hyperlink field to store the
path and implement code in a form to open the manual:

Dim strPath as string
strPath = "C:\Pathtomanual"

Application.FollowHyperlink strPath

Jason

Nov 13 '05 #3

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What kind of supporting material do you have in mind? Would there be
general instructions, stories, bound help texts; would you want to have
an object dictionary (strongly advisable for larger projects)?

You can have all help text in (a) table(s). You'd have to spend some
time figuring the structure, then. I do put literal strings in a table
with some projects, that makes them easy to translate.

Zlatko Matić wrote:
Hello.
I have finished my MS Access application and now I would like to embedd some
users manual in the aplication.
Is it possible and how to create it ? In which format, by which tools ?
Thanks in advance.

Zlatko


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Nov 13 '05 #4

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Hi.
Well, I had a small brochure in mind. Like e-book with .chm extension, for
example...
I just started writing it using HelpMaker ( a free program), I think in HTML
format.
It is not my intention to have an object dictionary or bound help
texts...rather general instructions.
Regards,

Zlatko

"Bas Cost Budde" <b.*********@heuvelqop.nl> je napisao u poruci interesnoj
grupi:da**********@localhost.localdomain...
What kind of supporting material do you have in mind? Would there be
general instructions, stories, bound help texts; would you want to have an
object dictionary (strongly advisable for larger projects)?

You can have all help text in (a) table(s). You'd have to spend some time
figuring the structure, then. I do put literal strings in a table with
some projects, that makes them easy to translate.

Zlatko Matić wrote:
Hello.
I have finished my MS Access application and now I would like to embedd
some users manual in the aplication.
Is it possible and how to create it ? In which format, by which tools ?
Thanks in advance.

Zlatko


--
Bas Cost Budde, Holland
http://www.heuveltop.nl/BasCB/msac_index.html
For human replies, replace the queue with a tea

Nov 13 '05 #5

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I am unfamiliar with e-book, and compiled html is some time ago. I can't
see how this would be 'embedded' within your application; maybe it
wasn't the term you're after at all.

If you want to address some help material from inside the database, you
can display texts from a table, as I suggested, or use HTML and have
your buttons point to the HTML pages. In Access 2.0 there used to be a
link to .chm files, but I haven't used that since 1996.

Zlatko Matic wrote:
Hi.
Well, I had a small brochure in mind. Like e-book with .chm extension, for
example...
I just started writing it using HelpMaker ( a free program), I think in HTML
format.
It is not my intention to have an object dictionary or bound help
texts...rather general instructions.

--
Bas Cost Budde, Holland
http://www.heuveltop.nl/BasCB/msac_index.html
For human replies, replace the queue with a tea

Nov 13 '05 #6

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