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Accounting in Access for small businesses

Is there anyone out there who could help me find the resources I need in
order to make this application. I have done a lot of work with 2.0 engine
then upgraded to 97; now have 2003. I have struggled with coding in VBA and
know some VBA. Have bookkeeping degree but want to apply as much as I can
with the limited knowledge that I have with VBA. Just some basics would
help me. Also, I am new to this forum and new to using the net. I am using
outlook express and when I try to reply to group I get and error. I am only
able to do new posts so I can't respond to an ongoing discussion. This is
either my inability to use this program properly or the program has its
limitations. Probably it is me. Any info would ge greatly appreciated. I
bought the book Access for Accounting, but the book was too simple. I have
better programming skills than what the book has to offer. If there is a
better book on the subject that anyone knows about that goes into all of the
processes of accounting, Banking, Accts Receivables, Payroll... all the
goodies, I would appreciate it if someone could give me an answer. Also if
there are any codes available to the public that help to address the
complications of making an accounting database I would be grateful for any
links to such information. I don't want to steal any ideas just study how
different people have addressed the accounting problems...

Thanks in advance
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Sounds to me as if you need to try to repair your installation of Outlook
Express -- if you haven't done so lately, maybe a visit to Windows Update
will download something that will overlay whatever .DLL has become corrupted
and is causing the error when you "Reply Group". If that doesn't do it, at
the free newsserver, news.microsoft.com, you'll find links to a newsgroup
dedicated to Outlook Express. I've had good luck, too, with the information
at MVP Tom Koch's site, http://www.tomsterdam.com, for OE questions.

I can't help on the book. But if you visit http://www.databasecreations.com,
the first item in their list is "Accounting Software". It used to be called,
"Yes, I Can Run My Business with Access".

And, as a matter of fact, I don't recall seeing any books on using Access to
create specific types of applications, so even the one you mention is news
to me.

If you plan to create and market a general accounting package, you face an
uphill battle against well-regarded and entrenched opposition. On the other
hand, many of us have made a decent living filling specialized businesses'
specific needs but there was not much "accounting" involved in the ones I've
been associated with.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"KnightKnives" <so**@2.com> wrote in message
news:11*************@corp.supernews.com...
Is there anyone out there who could help me find the resources I need in
order to make this application. I have done a lot of work with 2.0 engine
then upgraded to 97; now have 2003. I have struggled with coding in VBA
and know some VBA. Have bookkeeping degree but want to apply as much as I
can with the limited knowledge that I have with VBA. Just some basics
would help me. Also, I am new to this forum and new to using the net. I
am using outlook express and when I try to reply to group I get and error.
I am only able to do new posts so I can't respond to an ongoing
discussion. This is either my inability to use this program properly or
the program has its limitations. Probably it is me. Any info would ge
greatly appreciated. I bought the book Access for Accounting, but the
book was too simple. I have better programming skills than what the book
has to offer. If there is a better book on the subject that anyone knows
about that goes into all of the processes of accounting, Banking, Accts
Receivables, Payroll... all the goodies, I would appreciate it if someone
could give me an answer. Also if there are any codes available to the
public that help to address the complications of making an accounting
database I would be grateful for any links to such information. I don't
want to steal any ideas just study how different people have addressed the
accounting problems...

Thanks in advance

Nov 13 '05 #2
Larry Linson wrote:
Sounds to me as if you need to try to repair your installation of Outlook
Express -- if you haven't done so lately, maybe a visit to Windows Update
will download something that will overlay whatever .DLL has become corrupted
and is causing the error when you "Reply Group". If that doesn't do it, at
the free newsserver, news.microsoft.com, you'll find links to a newsgroup
dedicated to Outlook Express. I've had good luck, too, with the information
at MVP Tom Koch's site, http://www.tomsterdam.com, for OE questions.

I can't help on the book. But if you visit http://www.databasecreations.com,
the first item in their list is "Accounting Software". It used to be called,
"Yes, I Can Run My Business with Access".

And, as a matter of fact, I don't recall seeing any books on using Access to
create specific types of applications, so even the one you mention is news
to me.

If you plan to create and market a general accounting package, you face an
uphill battle against well-regarded and entrenched opposition. On the other
hand, many of us have made a decent living filling specialized businesses'
specific needs but there was not much "accounting" involved in the ones I've
been associated with.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"KnightKnives" <so**@2.com> wrote in message
news:11*************@corp.supernews.com...
Is there anyone out there who could help me find the resources I need in
order to make this application. I have done a lot of work with 2.0 engine
then upgraded to 97; now have 2003. I have struggled with coding in VBA
and know some VBA. Have bookkeeping degree but want to apply as much as I
can with the limited knowledge that I have with VBA. Just some basics
would help me. Also, I am new to this forum and new to using the net. I
am using outlook express and when I try to reply to group I get and error.
I am only able to do new posts so I can't respond to an ongoing
discussion. This is either my inability to use this program properly or
the program has its limitations. Probably it is me. Any info would ge
greatly appreciated. I bought the book Access for Accounting, but the
book was too simple. I have better programming skills than what the book
has to offer. If there is a better book on the subject that anyone knows
about that goes into all of the processes of accounting, Banking, Accts
Receivables, Payroll... all the goodies, I would appreciate it if someone
could give me an answer. Also if there are any codes available to the
public that help to address the complications of making an accounting
database I would be grateful for any links to such information. I don't
want to steal any ideas just study how different people have addressed the
accounting problems...

Thanks in advance


I am hoping this works now.
Nov 13 '05 #3
And, from the other thread, it does sound as if your applications fill a
specialized need for your clients, given it interacts with the tables of an
accounting package.

You might find books on programming accounting issues, in general, in a
large public or college/university library. In the latter case, if you have
to make a choice, look first in the library of the business department
rather than the computer science department.

(You might have to become conversant in COBOL, if you aren't already, to
follow some of the examples. For anyone with some programming background, it
is fairly intuitive, though a bit wordy -- then again, I always took a
perverse pleasure in using OTHERWISE instead of the perfectly acceptable
ELSE when I had COBOL to do.)

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP


Nov 13 '05 #4
Larry...
I have already created accounting software packages for several
businesses in my area. I just want to brush up on some of the programming
in VBA that is different than mine and see new approaches.
I was in the updates center the other day before I received your message
and found the update that I needed. If this goes through your advice has
been very useful and appreciated.
I have been programming in Access since 2.0 and have enjoyed the
continual advancements that have propelled from that simple yet at the time
powerful database program. I now use both browsers, Mozzilla and Outlook.
Once I buy a new laptop I think most of the problems that keep reoccurring
will disappear.
"Larry Linson" <bo*****@localhost.not> wrote in message
news:Gv_Ee.2722$vY2.414@trnddc09...
Sounds to me as if you need to try to repair your installation of Outlook
Express -- if you haven't done so lately, maybe a visit to Windows Update
will download something that will overlay whatever .DLL has become
corrupted and is causing the error when you "Reply Group". If that doesn't
do it, at the free newsserver, news.microsoft.com, you'll find links to a
newsgroup dedicated to Outlook Express. I've had good luck, too, with the
information at MVP Tom Koch's site, http://www.tomsterdam.com, for OE
questions.

I can't help on the book. But if you visit
http://www.databasecreations.com, the first item in their list is
"Accounting Software". It used to be called, "Yes, I Can Run My Business
with Access".

And, as a matter of fact, I don't recall seeing any books on using Access
to create specific types of applications, so even the one you mention is
news to me.

If you plan to create and market a general accounting package, you face an
uphill battle against well-regarded and entrenched opposition. On the
other hand, many of us have made a decent living filling specialized
businesses' specific needs but there was not much "accounting" involved in
the ones I've been associated with.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"KnightKnives" <so**@2.com> wrote in message
news:11*************@corp.supernews.com...
Is there anyone out there who could help me find the resources I need in
order to make this application. I have done a lot of work with 2.0
engine then upgraded to 97; now have 2003. I have struggled with coding
in VBA and know some VBA. Have bookkeeping degree but want to apply as
much as I can with the limited knowledge that I have with VBA. Just some
basics would help me. Also, I am new to this forum and new to using the
net. I am using outlook express and when I try to reply to group I get
and error. I am only able to do new posts so I can't respond to an
ongoing discussion. This is either my inability to use this program
properly or the program has its limitations. Probably it is me. Any
info would ge greatly appreciated. I bought the book Access for
Accounting, but the book was too simple. I have better programming
skills than what the book has to offer. If there is a better book on the
subject that anyone knows about that goes into all of the processes of
accounting, Banking, Accts Receivables, Payroll... all the goodies, I
would appreciate it if someone could give me an answer. Also if there
are any codes available to the public that help to address the
complications of making an accounting database I would be grateful for
any links to such information. I don't want to steal any ideas just
study how different people have addressed the accounting problems...

Thanks in advance


Nov 13 '05 #5

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