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ASCII Character Table for ISO 8859-1

ASCII Character Table for ISO 8859-1 I’ve been meaning to post, for some time now, a free ASCII Table for people to use. I wanted to do this because I wanted to post a table that is specifically NOT an image of ASCII chars, but the ACTUAL characters themselves, so they can be copied from [...]

Saving a Report as PDF with the Access 2010 GUI

One of the newer, and extremely useful, features of Microsoft Access is the ability to save reports as PDF (or XPS) documents. Introduced originally in Access 2007, this functionality was exposed though the Access GUI (Graphical User Interface), in Access Macros, and in VBA code. However, it seems that although this functionality is now available, [...]

Creating a Macro to Save a Report as PDF in Access 2010

Another method for outputting an Access Report to PDF is to create a Macro to do it automatically, whenever the Macro is called. This can be extremely useful when you want to create a button to create, or otherwise automatically generate, a PDF file for a Report in your Access database application. In this example, [...]

How to Enable the Developer Ribbon in Microsoft Excel 2010

One of the cool new features of Microsoft Office 2010 is that the Options dialog now allows the user to quickly and easily customize the Ribbon Settings for any of the Office applications. This also means that enabling the Developer Ribbon in Microsoft Excel 2010 is slightly different than previous versions. To enable the Developer [...]

Showing Hidden and System Objects in the Navigation Pane

It occurred to me that many people may not know how to show Hidden Objects and System Objects in the Navigation Pane, that are stored in the Access database application. But it is possible and very easy to do, so I thought I would write a short article about it. The following are the steps [...]

How to Create the USysRibbons table in Microsoft Access 2007

I recently needed to create a USysRibbons table to create Custom Tabs and Ribbons in Microsoft Access 2007. This is extremely easy to do in an Access database application, so I just wanted to write a short article about to how to create the USysRibbons table in Access 2007. Step-by-Step Open the Access database application [...]

Can’t Delete File in Windows Vista or Windows 7 – Problem Solved!

Recently I’ve had some problems deleting .MOV and .ICO files from my desktop in Windows Vista. After months of frustration and searching the web for a solution to the problem, I’ve finally found it! Although this issue seems to be very well known in both Windows Vista and Windows 7, I was only able to [...]

The Access 2010 Programmer’s Reference gets a 5-star review!

Danny Lesandrini of the says: “The Microsoft Access 2010 Programmer’s Reference by Wrox is one that I’ll be keeping!” Thanks Danny for all of your wonderful review comments, we really appreciate your thoughtfulness! Find out more about the Access 2010 Programmer’s Reference here.

Connecting Microsoft Outlook 2007 to GoDaddy email with SSL

Recently I wrote an article about hook up Outlook 2007 to Gmail and I realized that another handy tutorial would be how to hook up Microsoft Outlook to GoDaddy e-mail servers, so that you can use Outlook with your own domain’s email. In this article, I will show you how to hook up your Microsoft [...]

Submitting Access Database Templates to Office Online

I ran across an article recently that talked Microsoft providing the ability for individual user to submit Access database templates to Office online…and it’s TRUE! It looks like the community now has the ability to upload Access database templates (in the ACCDT file format, which is Access 2007 and higher) to the Microsoft Office Online [...]