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Hi,

I teach Access to high school sophmores and one topic our textbook does not cover is how to open a database without going through the steps of opening Access. Can I have an icon on my desktop that opens a particular form of an Access database so an inexperienced user does not have to go through the steps of opening Access first, then finding the file etc...?
Oct 13 '06 #1
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Hi,

I teach Access to high school sophmores and one topic our textbook does not cover is how to open a database without going through the steps of opening Access. Can I have an icon on my desktop that opens a particular form of an Access database so an inexperienced user does not have to go through the steps of opening Access first, then finding the file etc...?
Hey
The easiest thing is to create a macro "autoexec" defining the form you want to open, or if your access version does already support it, to define the startup option "Display Form/Page".
Then just create a shortcut to your MDB, click on it and your defined form starts.

Hope it helps.
Nice greetings from Basel, Switzerland
Wolfgang
Oct 13 '06 #2

MMcCarthy
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In the folder where the database you want to use is create a shortcut to the database using the right click facility. You can then drag that shortcut onto the desktop of any user you wish.

If you wish the database to open with a particular form showing. Go to Tools - Startup and set Display Form/Page to any form you wish to show when the database opens.
Oct 14 '06 #3

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