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I have a database that I have done for a friend. It works on my computer, where I designed it and copied it to his laptop where it works but somehow, whenever i try to embed a photograph (.bmp) in his version, it just shows up in the Bound Object Frame with the File name, rather than as a Picture. I have checked the difference between all the settings in the two databases that I can think of but just cannot see what has been reset. Can you advise???

Also, if I try to Compact the database, the program crashes. I am running Office 2003 and the database is created in 2000 mode. It is getting big, 440,000kb. If I take all the photos out. It will compact down, so I suspect the problem has something to do with having a large Database. (which is why I want to compact it in the first place.)
Oct 26 '06 #1
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NeoPa
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The only way i know to change a linked picture to an embedded one is to right-click on the item itself, choose 'Insert Object...' and load the file again, being careful to make sure the 'Link' checkbox is left clear.
Oct 26 '06 #2

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The only way i know to change a linked picture to an embedded one is to right-click on the item itself, choose 'Insert Object...' and load the file again, being careful to make sure the 'Link' checkbox is left clear.
Thanks but I have tried that. The photos I am using are JPG's converted to bitmaps through Photoshop Elements 3. It has worked in the past and still works on my computer but not on my friend's laptop. I am converting them on his laptop first.
Oct 26 '06 #3

pks00
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My personal recommendation is to use blobs
U store as a blob then extract the image from the blob, then use the picture control to display it
Also uses a little less space than ole objects
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=210486

Ive used blobs and for anyone wanting to store images, this is what I always tell them to do


You may also find this a interesting read
http://www.jamiessoftware.tk/articles/handlingimages.html
Oct 26 '06 #4

PEB
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And about Visualizing Corel Draw objects in 10 to 40 records /in each record different Corel Draw file that is outside of the database/ what can you suggest me?

For the moment I'm using OLE linking for the concerned rows... But it's very slow! 10 seconds are needed to link the corel drow to the respective record

Help appreciated!

My personal recommendation is to use blobs
U store as a blob then extract the image from the blob, then use the picture control to display it
Also uses a little less space than ole objects
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=210486

Ive used blobs and for anyone wanting to store images, this is what I always tell them to do


You may also find this a interesting read
http://www.jamiessoftware.tk/articles/handlingimages.html
Oct 27 '06 #5

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