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WORD MERGE MANY LETTERS TO ONE IN WORD FROM MICROSOFT ACCESS

Say you have several letters you want to do in WORD and your list of contacts is in Access. Here are the instructions to create one document with all the letters but you input numbers into Access to specify which letter will be used. Create new field in Access where you will put numbers in… Continue reading WORD MERGE MANY LETTERS TO ONE IN WORD FROM MICROSOFT ACCESS

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Microsoft Access can’t find the database file….Make sure you entered the correct path and file name.

You have a split database, end users can’t access the database because you’re getting an error message saying Microsoft can’t find the back-end file even though you know it’s in the folder it’s listing! Besides making sure the end users have the proper permissions to the folders, the problem could be that the users do… Continue reading Microsoft Access can’t find the database file….Make sure you entered the correct path and file name.

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Microsoft Access – Merge Many-To-One Records to Microsoft Word

I’ve got to give all props to Graham Mayor. His add-on was brilliant and did the job! If you need to have more than one record put on a Word document, based on a field’s value, Graham’s add-on is your solution. If you have several items that need billed to one account, for example, you… Continue reading Microsoft Access – Merge Many-To-One Records to Microsoft Word

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How to Add a HotKey to Combo Box Drop-Down

  This feature is used in a Microsoft Access form. You will create a hotkey, such as Alt+D, and no matter what field on the form you are in, it will drop-down the combo you set this up on so you can do a quick search/selection. Open the form you have created the combo box… Continue reading How to Add a HotKey to Combo Box Drop-Down

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Mail Merge Many-To-One Add-In

This is one of my favorite Word add-in I came across trying to solve a problem I was having. I had an Access database where I wanted to create invoices. I’ll make up an example because mine’s a little harder to explain. Say you have a construction job and everything you purchase you apply to… Continue reading Mail Merge Many-To-One Add-In

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Calculating Age using Date of Birth

Creating field in form To add a field that will calculate a customers age using their date of birth: Open up the form you wish to add the field. Under the HOME tab, click on the “View” drop-down option located in the ribbon on the far left and change to “Design View”. Insert a “text”… Continue reading Calculating Age using Date of Birth

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Microsoft Access Joining Names with Expressions

In this post I will show you how to join customer names (customer plus spouse) and customer salutations. This is very useful when doing Microsoft Word merges into form letters. Open up the Query that you want to create a field for joining customer names and salutations. You will need the customers first name, last name, salutation,… Continue reading Microsoft Access Joining Names with Expressions