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Publish with MS Word problem

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I had some access 97 reports that I used to publish to MS Word that
worked before we upgraded to Access 2K and Word 2K. Although there
were some minor discrepancies, I was able to tweak the access reports
and fix those problems.

After the upgrade to Office 2K, when I publish the report to MS Word a
..rtf document is created instead of a .doc document and it has many
problems. i.e., lines don't show up, words are missing, sentences are
truncated, paragraphs are split into numerous smaller paragraphs, ...

I researched the problem a little and found out that certain problems
could be eliminated by changing the values in certain properties, like
the can grow property or just by increasing the width of a textbox or
label but the report is still unacceptable.

Does anyone know why this is happening or how I can fix the problem??
I'm at my wits end. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks.

Nov 13 '05 #1
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Kelly:

The problem of creating an RTF document (vs. a doc file) and loss of lines
and other graphics has been around since Access 2. Despite what you might
think was your experience in Access 97 and 2K, when you publish to Word
under those programs as well as any other version of Access, you always get
an RTF file, and you always loose all graphic elements. That's the way
Access works and always has.

The only way to keep those elements in the resulting file is to either a:

Output the file to Access' native Snapshot format, which is a graphic
display of the report or

Print the report to a PDF file (which is editable) using any number of PDF
printer drivers.

If you need to automate output of a PDF file then you might take a look at
our PDF and Mail Library for Access, which you'll find on our web in the
developer tools section.

HTH
--
Steve Arbaugh
ACG Soft
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/attac-cg

<ke***********@po.state.ct.us> wrote in message
news:11**********************@g44g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
I had some access 97 reports that I used to publish to MS Word that
worked before we upgraded to Access 2K and Word 2K. Although there
were some minor discrepancies, I was able to tweak the access reports
and fix those problems.

After the upgrade to Office 2K, when I publish the report to MS Word a
.rtf document is created instead of a .doc document and it has many
problems. i.e., lines don't show up, words are missing, sentences are
truncated, paragraphs are split into numerous smaller paragraphs, ...

I researched the problem a little and found out that certain problems
could be eliminated by changing the values in certain properties, like
the can grow property or just by increasing the width of a textbox or
label but the report is still unacceptable.

Does anyone know why this is happening or how I can fix the problem??
I'm at my wits end. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks.

Nov 13 '05 #2

P: n/a
SA
Kelly:

The problem of creating an RTF document (vs. a doc file) and loss of lines
and other graphics has been around since Access 2. Despite what you might
think was your experience in Access 97 and 2K, when you publish to Word
under those programs as well as any other version of Access, you always get
an RTF file, and you always loose all graphic elements. That's the way
Access works and always has.

The only way to keep those elements in the resulting file is to either a:

Output the file to Access' native Snapshot format, which is a graphic
display of the report or

Print the report to a PDF file (which is editable) using any number of PDF
printer drivers.

If you need to automate output of a PDF file then you might take a look at
our PDF and Mail Library for Access, which you'll find on our web in the
developer tools section.

HTH
--
Steve Arbaugh
ACG Soft
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/attac-cg

<ke***********@po.state.ct.us> wrote in message
news:11**********************@g44g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
I had some access 97 reports that I used to publish to MS Word that
worked before we upgraded to Access 2K and Word 2K. Although there
were some minor discrepancies, I was able to tweak the access reports
and fix those problems.

After the upgrade to Office 2K, when I publish the report to MS Word a
.rtf document is created instead of a .doc document and it has many
problems. i.e., lines don't show up, words are missing, sentences are
truncated, paragraphs are split into numerous smaller paragraphs, ...

I researched the problem a little and found out that certain problems
could be eliminated by changing the values in certain properties, like
the can grow property or just by increasing the width of a textbox or
label but the report is still unacceptable.

Does anyone know why this is happening or how I can fix the problem??
I'm at my wits end. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks.

Nov 13 '05 #3

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