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Launch switchboard from desktop icon

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Is it possible to launch a functional Access 2000 db switchboard by clicking
on
a desktop icon? I have searched the Microsoft Knowlege Base but, apparently
I'm not
phrasing my search in the correct terms. Many thanks for any assistance.
Nov 13 '05 #1
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set the switchboard as your startup form or create an AutoExec macro
that opens it. Can't remember if you can set it with prefs in 2000. I
think so, though

Nov 13 '05 #2

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On Mon, 07 Nov 2005 20:58:43 GMT, blagdam wrote:
Is it possible to launch a functional Access 2000 db switchboard by clicking
on
a desktop icon? I have searched the Microsoft Knowlege Base but, apparently
I'm not
phrasing my search in the correct terms. Many thanks for any assistance.


Sure.
On the database main folder, right-click on the switchboard's name.
Select Create Shortcut.
Place the shortcut on the desktop (or wherever else you want it).

When you click it, it will open the database and display the
switchboard.

Why not just make the switchboard open using the database Tools +
Startup menu?
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Nov 13 '05 #3

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In message <7e***************@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.ne t>, blagdam
<bl*****@mindspring.com> writes
Is it possible to launch a functional Access 2000 db switchboard by clicking
on
a desktop icon? I have searched the Microsoft Knowlege Base but, apparently
I'm not
phrasing my search in the correct terms. Many thanks for any assistance.


You can set the switchboard as the startup form in your database. Then
create a desktop shortcut to the database file. Double-clicking on that
will start Access and load the database, which will then open the
switchboard.

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Bernard Peek
London, UK. DBA, Manager, Trainer & Author.

Nov 13 '05 #4

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Thank You , you've been very helpful
"blagdam" <bl*****@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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Is it possible to launch a functional Access 2000 db switchboard by
clicking on
a desktop icon? I have searched the Microsoft Knowlege Base but,
apparently I'm not
phrasing my search in the correct terms. Many thanks for any assistance.

Nov 13 '05 #5

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