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    Resizing a web page (2002)

    Hi,
    I have a webpage that has a link to another page. The page is used to gather informtation and does not to be large in size. How do I resize it to look more like a pop up (to enter the info on) vs a standard size web page? I went into page properties and saw how to set margins, but its the actual page that I want smaller. My goal is to have the original page showing in the background.
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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Jezza on 08-Jul-07 17:52. To change typo in code)</P>Hi Leesha

    If I read it right, you want a new window to break out of the current browser to display another HTML page which is smaller in size. Here is how I would do it:

    Open Form

    This will open myform.htm in a new browser window with a width of 300 pixels and a height of 300 pixels. It is resizeable and has a status bar.

    Will that do the job?

    Just be aware that it is creating a pop up window and some security and AV softwares will block them as a preventative measure, if it is on an intranet you should be OK
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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    Hi Jerry,

    That sounds like what I need. I'll give it a try. And thanks for the pop-up info. I hadn't thought of that. Another question, Is it possible to set a form that is bound to an access database to also send the info in an email? I want the data stored in a database as its entered but would like to have an email notification that there has been a new entry. I've only found how to do it as one or the other. My goal would be that when they click the button it not only saves in the database but sends an email to the owner of the database.

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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> That is an interesting one...had it been a SQL database I would have said an easy yes using a trigger on the SQL table, however you have got an Access database and have not got that luxury, I would therefore do it as a seperate function on the on_click event of the HTML form.

    Secret is that you do not want it sending off emails willy nilly so it would be prudent to put some error trapping in the code such as a specific mandatory field needs to be filled in before the function is triggered. I am not quite sure if there is a web bot that does that in Frontpage/Expression, I am sure there is...I'll have a look out for you.
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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    Hi Again,

    I seem to be fighting a constant uphill battle trying to automate my web pages with Access as the storage point for data. Your comment re the SQL table intersted me. Can you point me in the right direction towards a manual / book that is written in something I can understand and that will help me to be able to understand and duplicate the process for manipulating data stored in a database on the itnernet. And, if Access is not the preferable way to go, then how shoud I proceed?

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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    To be frank Leesha, the SQL route may be a step too far, purely for the cost and effort. You have gone so far down the road with your website so far what with the flash issue and the various Access stuff you have been doing recently it would be hard work to undo it and start again.

    I took some advise on your Access database and for storage of data in this way is absolutely fine. The Access database just sits passively in the background accepting data as and when the website connects to it, nothing more, nothing less, just sits there <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    To get any bells and whistles then it is best to do it from the interface, make the command button have dual purpose, one to connect and send the data and the other to send an email with the text "New Order Submitted from the site"

    I hope that helps
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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    Hi Jerry,

    Your comment "........ storage of data in this way is absolutely fine. The Access database just sits passively in the background accepting data as and when the website connects to it, nothing more, nothing less, just sits there" is my frustration point. I want it to be more than a storage / passive entity and want to be able to manipulate the data any way I like remotely. No matter what I read it seems there is no easy way to do this. Then just as I am about to give up someone says it "can" be done but of course they are unwilling to teach/show me either because they don't know exactly how or they want to charge and arm and a leg to do it for me. My goal is to learn to do it myself. The latest lead was that I can do it using and ODBC (? if I got that right) connection. I've done some reading and tried to follow the directions I found but had no luck. My question, is am I wasting my time or is this somthing that if worth pursing? And if it is worth it, where do I start??? My gutt is that if I can learn how to do this I'll be golden. I just don't know where to start.

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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    Web links are a painfully slow way to work with Access databases using Access. If you are performing routine functions that can be coded as web pages, you will get better performance. There are books on ASP/ADO and databases. Alternately, if you don't need to edit on the server, you could simply download your MDB and work with it locally.

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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    Hi,

    Unfortunately for this I would need to do this on the web page. Do you have a recommendation on a user friendly ASP/ADO and database reference that is understandable LOL!

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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    Hi Leesha

    Gosh, it feels an age that we haven't spoken <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Howzabout going to my old friend w3schools it has nice step by step guides
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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    Hi Jerry!!

    I'm soooooooooooooo glad the site is back up. OMG I was so lost!!! Anyway, I will check them out. I like step by step so I will give them a try. Also, check out innovationsunltd.com. It's my first stab at Flash 8. Still building but its a start.

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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    Very nice indeed

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>.....and after resetting the URI to mainpage.htm I followed a link and I see we also share a love of Cross Country <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Resizing a web page (2002)

    My son is the runner and I'm the avid spectator and photographer!!

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