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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing 8850 Form Ins

Instructions and Help about 8850 Form Ins

Hello everyone and welcome to programming in Access 2013. My name is Steve Bishop. Today's video is a how-to video, and the topic is a very common request that I get from my YouTube channel and some forums that I frequent. The question comes from Katey sin Lau, who asks, "Can you show me how to display PDF files in an Access form?" That's a very good question. Many times, we want to display the contents of a file to our users within a form. Luckily, there is a special component, a special control that we can put on our forms that allows us to display just about any type of file, including PDF files. Today, I will show you the method of how you can do that. Let's go ahead and back out and go into our database. The first thing I'm going to do is go to the Create tab and create a new form. I'm going to go right into the design of the form instead of using a wizard. I'm going to make this form nice and large since we will be displaying the entire contents of a file. Also, make sure to consider the screen size of the individuals who will be using the application. When you open up a file inside of Access, Access is not actually the application that opens the file. Instead, the default program, the default application used to view that file, will open up a window inside of your form. Especially with PDF files, you need to make sure that the user has some sort of PDF viewer application, such as or Reader. First and foremost, make sure that our form is large enough for the user to see everything. Drop in a text and name it "file location". This text...