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    How do you keep track of Access Info? (A2k (9.0.3821) SR-1)

    How do you keep track of Access Info?
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    On the way to my computer this morning I just tripped over a 6-inch stack of clipped Access papers I have been collecting over the past year that contain all kind of access solution goodies for current and future use.

    After wiping up my coffee I have to ask the question.

    When I need a solution or piece of code I know it is somewhere in my stack, however I

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    Re: How do you keep track of Access Info? (A2k (9.0.3821) SR-1)

    Sounds just like my situation.

    I have papers going back for ages and just keep piling up.
    Snippets of this, snippets of that. I have one folder on my pc specifically for downloaded dbs, (How many db1's do you have?).
    I've even printed on both sides of my papers.
    I start a new A4 binder with a promise to myself that I will start filing stuff away, neatly, indexed, chapterred, whatever and guess what, It never gets done.

    Perhaps this is a desease, DDS, Developers Disorderly Syndrome.

    I Don't know if there's an answer to this one or even if some-one has a downloadable database to catalog every paper.
    If there was, how would you find the time to populate it.
    You'd probably like me, see an article on sifting thru and think, Ooooh that looks Interesting and never reach the end of the pile.

    Perhaps we should start a self help forum for those suffering DDS, we can all sit in a circle and discuss the height of our (I nearly said piles then) Paperwork trail.

    Dave
    Founder of the DDS organisation.

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    Re: How do you keep track of Access Info? (A2k (9.0.3821) SR-1)

    I keep a Word file with the code I discover.
    The code snippets are bookmarked.
    I created an index that is hyperlinked to the bookmarks.
    Plus the word file is searchable.
    I also store demo databases in a directory called Access. Subdirectories under the Access directory
    are named to reflect what the database addresses.

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    Re: How do you keep track of Access Info? (A2k (9.0.3821) SR-1)

    Since I have the developers edition of Office, I also have a handy applet called Code Librarian. This is a database that allows me to store code or notes in a tree structure that I determine. The version in Office 2k (the first version of Code Librarian) was pretty good but the version in XP is entirely different and way more powerful.
    Charlotte

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    Re: How do you keep track of Access Info? (A2k (9.0.3821) SR-1)

    Ok. This is waaay to organized for me. I can relate better to the stacks of paper. Actually, I started notebooks, but lost interest soon and now I have notebooks under the stacks of papers. I do like the idea of organizing... do you know someone who will do this for me? <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22>

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    Re: How do you keep track of Access Info? (A2k (9.0.3821) SR-1)

    I built a little code samples database , because I found myself looking back through old databsases for code I had previously used.
    I just has one table with 4 fields : an autonumber key, a description text field, and two memo fields for the code itself and for notes about where/when to use it.

    Just three forms:a menu, a form with a list of the descriptions, which provides access to a single page form with a single sample.

    It could be taken much further, but it is a big improvement over what I used to do.
    Regards
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    Re: How do you keep track of Access Info? (A2k (9.0.3821) SR-1)

    Hi,
    What do you use the menu for?

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    Re: How do you keep track of Access Info? (A2k (9.0.3821) SR-1)

    Or you could use this cracking free program
    http://www.treepad.com/

    Edited by Charlotte to activate link

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    Re: How do you keep track of Access Info? (A2k (9.0.3821) SR-1)

    The menu is superfluous really - it has three command buttons : Show List, New Entry and Exit.
    Regards
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