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Opening other file formats in Access - pdf's

anukagni
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Hi all,

Iam Having some Articles and Juronals of my Institute which are all in PDF format and I want to retrive this thing using Access ..

I ill explain assume that i am having set of pdf file which is having unique name with it and i want to creat an DB in which i want to feed this names and giving an hyper link to the pdf file. Now i want to retrive this pdf file by searching using the name which i entered it this possible please give me an solution. If ur not able to understand reply me..

anukagni
Dec 13 '06 #1
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MMcCarthy
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Hi all,

Iam Having some Articles and Juronals of my Institute which are all in PDF format and I want to retrive this thing using Access ..

I ill explain assume that i am having set of pdf file which is having unique name with it and i want to creat an DB in which i want to feed this names and giving an hyper link to the pdf file. Now i want to retrive this pdf file by searching using the name which i entered it this possible please give me an solution. If ur not able to understand reply me..

anukagni
The easiest way may be to create a table with the full path to the pdf files in one column and make it a hyperlink data type and the file name in another column of text type.

You could then create a form with a combo box set to the table with the hyperlink column hidden and the file name column displayed.

When user selects file name then file should open.

Mary
Dec 13 '06 #2

anukagni
P: 53
thanks ,

I think of it but i am afraid of speed & hyperlinks ..if iam using this in intranet weather the speed of the database get lower or the hyperlink will work properly..

anukagni
Dec 15 '06 #3

NeoPa
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thanks ,

I think of it but i am afraid of speed & hyperlinks ..if iam using this in intranet weather the speed of the database get lower or the hyperlink will work properly..

anukagni
This is something you'll have to try out for yourself.
There are too many unknowns here for someone to direct you on this.
I certainly don't know of any better / more efficient way myself.
Dec 15 '06 #4

anukagni
P: 53
okey,

I ill... :)
Dec 18 '06 #5

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