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Create folder inside Queries & Forms Tab?

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Does anyone know whether there is a way to create folders inside the
right payne when you click on Tables or Queries or Forms or Reports
in the the Objects side.
I have alot of queries and forms that would be nice to put into folders
for organizational reasons.
I assume not but thought this would be the place to ask.

If not does anyone know how you would send Microsoft a suggestion? Or
is this a rediculous idea?

Thanks
Rob

Jan 4 '06 #1
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"Rob Williamson" <ro**@physics.umd.edu> wrote in message
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Does anyone know whether there is a way to create folders inside the
right payne when you click on Tables or Queries or Forms or Reports
in the the Objects side.
I have alot of queries and forms that would be nice to put into folders
for organizational reasons.
I assume not but thought this would be the place to ask.

If not does anyone know how you would send Microsoft a suggestion? Or
is this a rediculous idea?

Thanks
Rob

It looks like the built in groups tab will do exactly what you are looking
for:
http://www.informit.com/articles/art...&seqNum=2&rl=1
Jan 4 '06 #2

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"Rob Williamson" <ro**@physics.umd.edu> wrote in message
news:43***************@physics.umd.edu...
Does anyone know whether there is a way to create folders inside the
right payne when you click on Tables or Queries or Forms or Reports
in the the Objects side.
I have alot of queries and forms that would be nice to put into folders
for organizational reasons.
I assume not but thought this would be the place to ask.

If not does anyone know how you would send Microsoft a suggestion? Or
is this a rediculous idea?

Thanks
Rob

It looks like the built in groups tab will do exactly what you are looking
for:
http://www.informit.com/articles/art...&seqNum=2&rl=1
Jan 4 '06 #3

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Never heard of that, though it would be nice. You can have them arranged by
type or date created or give them prefixes such that they're ordered
logically when alphabetized.

"Rob Williamson" <ro**@physics.umd.edu> wrote in message
news:43***************@physics.umd.edu...
Does anyone know whether there is a way to create folders inside the
right payne when you click on Tables or Queries or Forms or Reports
in the the Objects side.
I have alot of queries and forms that would be nice to put into folders
for organizational reasons.
I assume not but thought this would be the place to ask.

If not does anyone know how you would send Microsoft a suggestion? Or
is this a rediculous idea?

Thanks
Rob

Jan 4 '06 #4

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Well, whaddya know! thanks Anthony, I never noticed that.
-John


It looks like the built in groups tab will do exactly what you are looking
for:
http://www.informit.com/articles/art...&seqNum=2&rl=1

Jan 4 '06 #5

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Rob Williamson <ro**@physics.umd.edu> wrote in
news:43***************@physics.umd.edu:
Does anyone know whether there is a way to create folders inside
the right payne when you click on Tables or Queries or Forms or
Reports in the the Objects side.
I have alot of queries and forms that would be nice to put into
folders for organizational reasons.
I assume not but thought this would be the place to ask.

If not does anyone know how you would send Microsoft a suggestion?
Or is this a rediculous idea?


Anthony has pointed you to a feature planned for Access 12 that
would seem to allow you to do this.

As I am certain you are not using Access 12, I would suggest the use
of some sort of naming convention as a way of grouping the objects.

I would also suggest that if you have such an overabundance of
objects that you might try to make more of them dynamic, so that you
can re-use a smaller number of objects. I have seen plenty of Access
beginners who create a report, apply criteria and save it with the
criteria, and then do this each time they need to apply criteria to
a report. It's much easier to have one report and apply the criteria
to that report as needed. However, it's not quite as easy to put
that together as it is to edit the report and save it under a new
name.

--
David W. Fenton http://www.dfenton.com/
usenet at dfenton dot com http://www.dfenton.com/DFA/
Jan 4 '06 #6

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"David W. Fenton" <XX*******@dfenton.com.invalid> wrote in message
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Rob Williamson <ro**@physics.umd.edu> wrote in
news:43***************@physics.umd.edu:
Does anyone know whether there is a way to create folders inside
the right payne when you click on Tables or Queries or Forms or
Reports in the the Objects side.
I have alot of queries and forms that would be nice to put into
folders for organizational reasons.
I assume not but thought this would be the place to ask.

If not does anyone know how you would send Microsoft a suggestion?
Or is this a rediculous idea?


Anthony has pointed you to a feature planned for Access 12 that
would seem to allow you to do this.

As I am certain you are not using Access 12, I would suggest the use
of some sort of naming convention as a way of grouping the objects.

I would also suggest that if you have such an overabundance of
objects that you might try to make more of them dynamic, so that you
can re-use a smaller number of objects. I have seen plenty of Access
beginners who create a report, apply criteria and save it with the
criteria, and then do this each time they need to apply criteria to
a report. It's much easier to have one report and apply the criteria
to that report as needed. However, it's not quite as easy to put
that together as it is to edit the report and save it under a new
name.

--
David W. Fenton http://www.dfenton.com/
usenet at dfenton dot com http://www.dfenton.com/DFA/


This feature is available on my Access XP machine and I believe it has been
there since Access 2000.
Jan 4 '06 #7

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