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    I did say shortcut, didn't I? Well, if an icon on...

    I did say shortcut, didn't I? Well, if an icon on my desktop wears a tiny, curvy arrow, I'd recognize it as a shortcut, but shortcut is the wrong word when we're discussing database objects. Sorry....
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    Thank you, Patt! I now have the NorthWind sample...

    Thank you, Patt! I now have the NorthWind sample database, and I'm studying it closely. It appears that every object in the navigation pane (I'm looking at the expanded Supporting Objects group) is a...
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    Yeah, I didn't give you much to go on—my...

    Yeah, I didn't give you much to go on—my apologies. The database will track this small bakery's orders. The table I wrote about tracks all their products, to include the aforementioned pies. Right...
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    Table design for bakery products

    I'm looking for a little advice from the experienced database builders in the Lounge. I've started work on a database for a small community bakery. First up: a table for products. We have at least...
  5. A big thanks to all who replied. Jerry, I walked...

    A big thanks to all who replied. Jerry, I walked her through the Control Panel>>Internet Options ... thing, and it seems (so far) that the problem has gone away. I may yet get to try TeamViewer,...
  6. Prompts for proxy server when viewing email on Web (Comcast)

    OS: Windows Vista.
    Browser: Chrome.
    User's ISP and email service: Comcast.
    Summary: User sees a prompt for a proxy server when she tries to view her Comcast Web mail in her Chrome browser. I...
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    The classmate is very much alive. (" 'Deceased'...

    The classmate is very much alive. (" 'Deceased' is false ... .") I'll work up a zipped version and post back.

    Never mind. I was working up an abbreviated version to post when I stumbled onto the...
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    Single record does not display

    I'm staring at a mystery in a database I recently built for a school reunion. We use it to prepare a mailing list for invitations to the event. Two weeks after we mailed the invitations, we found a...
  9. Books about Access

    Some resources that have helped me—

    Anything written by Helen Feddema, but especially "Access Version 2002 Inside Out."
    "Access 2007 Inside Out" by John Viescas and Jeff Conrad.
    "Expert...
  10. Prefix (Mr., Ms.) does not show in report (Access 2013)

    I have a table that stores the names of former teachers and principals of my old school. One field is "Prefix" (Mr., Ms., Miss, and so on), which gets it values from a separate tblPrefixes....
  11. Well, the answer turned out to be incredibly...

    Well, the answer turned out to be incredibly simple. An invisible blank line was sitting at the bottom of the second column. Deleting the blank line set things right. (My thanks to Mr. Steve...
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    I concur with all the comments about using PPT...

    I concur with all the comments about using PPT for its intended purpose, that is, a training aid, not as the presentation itself. My concern is not with the application itself so much as with the way...
  13. Balancing two columns of bulleted items (PPT 2013)

    I'm helping my granddaughter--a high school freshman--with a PowerPoint presentation. One slide has a list of 16 bullet items that I inserted from a Word document, then broke into two columns....
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    Thanks, Andrew! From what I've seen so far, the...

    Thanks, Andrew! From what I've seen so far, the folks on this committee have very limited skills with MS-Office. Nothing surprises ... .
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    Is it a document or a spreadsheet?

    A fellow member of a committee I just joined has sent me an email with an attachment that has two extensions, like this:

    FileName.docx.xlsx

    Huh? The file opens in Excel, and it sure looks like...
  16. Boyd, thank you so very much! As you point out,...

    Boyd, thank you so very much! As you point out, my mistake was thinking of the text box as being "null." I should have been thinking true/false. Thanks for the coding tips!
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    I've no way to verify exactly what's plugged into...

    I've no way to verify exactly what's plugged into what, as this is a long-distance support situation. That's an important point, though. She told me she reconnected everything just the way it was,...
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    Thanks. We ran through exactly that same drill...

    Thanks. We ran through exactly that same drill last night, and she still had no connection. Oh, well ... time to call in Mr. Fixit.
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    Thanks. I can't see or put my hands on her...

    Thanks. I can't see or put my hands on her system. I've recommended she find someone close by who can work on this problem.
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    No Internet connection (Windows XP)

    [Sorry--I started with the understanding that the computer ran Win XP. Not so. It's a Win 7 machine.]

    A family member called me tonight from two states away to ask for help with her Internet...
  21. Label format based on checkbox value (Access 2013)

    A table has a Yes/No field to denote whether an item (a record) is "Fragile." On the report based on the table, the checkbox (cbxFragile) Visible property is "No." I've placed a label, "lblFragile,"...
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    Saving PDF yields file with zero bytes

    Yesterday I went online to retrieve a tax document from my mortgage banker. I downloaded the PDF file and saved it to my local drive. Next I tried to fax that file via an Internet fax service. I...
  23. All these well-informed responses have eased my...

    All these well-informed responses have eased my troubled mind. Thanks to you all!
  24. Microsoft account—Recent Activity alarm (?)

    I've had a Microsoft account (Hotmail) for years. Lately, I've started using Skydrive for a few documents. Today, I learned of the "Recent Activity" feature, and I looked into that feature this...
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    Just a week or so ago, I got an email ad from HP...

    Just a week or so ago, I got an email ad from HP announcing a sale on new PCs running Windows 7—both desktops and laptops. I found that a bit odd, but it might be worth looking into if one is leery...
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