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Where's the Scrolling Text Control in MS Access 2003?

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I've found out in Access's help that there is a Scrolling Text Control in the toolboox. I don't find it in my Access though.

Strange huh?

Does anyone uses it?

Thanks for help.
Dec 22 '06 #1
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Sorry for reposting, I've found the control, but it's greyed-out. Any ideas on why can't it be used?
Dec 22 '06 #2

missinglinq
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I could be wrong, but I believe that things being greyed out in AC2003 usually results from running an AC2000 db in AC2003. You can run it in AC2003, but you have to first convert the app to AC2003 before you can make any design changes, hence all of the design tools, controls, etc are not available.
Dec 22 '06 #3

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I could be wrong, but I believe that things being greyed out in AC2003 usually results from running an AC2000 db in AC2003. You can run it in AC2003, but you have to first convert the app to AC2003 before you can make any design changes, hence all of the design tools, controls, etc are not available.
You can definitely make design changes to an Access 2000 database in Access 2003. I do it all the time.

You may be right about some tools being unavailable, though.
Dec 22 '06 #4

MMcCarthy
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You can definitely make design changes to an Access 2000 database in Access 2003. I do it all the time.

You may be right about some tools being unavailable, though.
Both Linq and Killer are right in a way. Making design changes to 2000 application in 2003 can cause problems but you can make most design changes.

Solution is to convert a copy of the database to 2003 and then convert it back to previous version when finished. You will have to check for incompatible libraries, functions, etc. Just run the compiler when you reopen the application in 2000.

Mary
Dec 22 '06 #5

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Thanks, folks.

I've convereted it to 2002-2003 format, reopened the converted file (veryfied it is a 2002-2003 format) started a new form, and that control is still greyd-out (together with the Bound Span control, as it was in 2000 format).

I even started a new 2002-2003 format database, and it's greyd-out.
Any other thougths/suggestions would be welcomed.

Regards.
Dec 22 '06 #6

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... I even started a new 2002-2003 format database, and it's greyd-out.
Hang on - a new form? The online help said that the control can only be used in a data access page, or whatever those things are called. You know, the web ones.
Dec 23 '06 #7

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Hang on - a new form? The online help said that the control can only be used in a data access page, or whatever those things are called. You know, the web ones.
I didn't understand what's "data access page". Thought it might be a form.
Anyway, thanks.

Wish it could be programmed on a form though, since a scrolling text can be programmed in VBA anyway, and it's a cute thing.
Dec 24 '06 #8

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I didn't understand what's "data access page". Thought it might be a form.
Anyway, thanks.

Wish it could be programmed on a form though, since a scrolling text can be programmed in VBA anyway, and it's a cute thing.
Yeah, it sounds like a very handy contorl to have. Maybe one of us should reproduce it as an ActiveX control.
Dec 24 '06 #9

MMcCarthy
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Yeah, it sounds like a very handy contorl to have. Maybe one of us should reproduce it as an ActiveX control.
Off you go Killer. ;)

Data Access Page is 'kind of' a web version of a form.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Mary
Dec 25 '06 #10

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Off you go Killer. ;)
Sure, I'll get right on it, after Christmas dinner. :) But don't hold your breath...
Dec 25 '06 #11

missinglinq
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Here are links to two sites that have hacks for placing scrolling text on forms!

http://www22.brinkster.com/accessory/forms/006.shtml

http://www.lebans.com/hscroller.htm

Happy Holidays!
Dec 25 '06 #12

MMcCarthy
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Sure, I'll get right on it, after Christmas dinner. :) But don't hold your breath...
I can't breathe, Oh! you said don't hold your breath.

Merry Christmas


Mary
Dec 26 '06 #13

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