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    Why 'publish to Word'? (2000/9.0.3821 SR1)

    I know I can publish an Access report with Word. I'm working on my first real database in Access, and one of my tasks is to convert an old Word document with a big, unwieldy table into an Access report. The results so far are very satisfying. I've got a report that very closely resembles the original, but in many, many ways is far superior.

    Just for fun, I clicked on "Publish it with MS Word." (I'm in one of my reports.) The result: In Word, I saw my formatting and data scattered all over the place. It was a mess! I'm sure there are some tricks I know nothing about, but I gotta ask: Why would I want to send this or any other Access item to Word? (There must be a reason--I just don't know what it is.)

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    Re: Why 'publish to Word'? (2000/9.0.3821 SR1)

    Most Access experts will agree (I think) that exporting a report to Word is almost worthless. All graphics are lost, and formatting is messed up.

    Exporting a table or query is OK, though. You get a decently formatted table in Word.

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    Re: Why 'publish to Word'? (2000/9.0.3821 SR1)

    I see.

    'Exporting a table or query is OK, though. You get a decently formatted table in Word.'

    But why should I export a table or query to Word? What's the advantage? Can't one print a query in Access? Thanks, Hans!

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    Re: Why 'publish to Word'? (2000/9.0.3821 SR1)

    Lucas,

    For example, people writing scientific papers often need to include tables with results. You also see tables in commercial brochures etc.

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    Re: Why 'publish to Word'? (2000/9.0.3821 SR1)

    I understand now. Someone using Word might want to import something outta Access, but probably no one would send a report or other Access item to Word just for the *&%$ of it. Thanks!

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