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    Design Switchboard Form (XP)

    Hi - I managed to create a new switchboard - how the *()%##% do I make the form useable? It's just a form with the table info in each box showing a number corresponding, I guess, to the commands, etc.? My book from class shows a form with buttons to press that active the switchboard commands. I don't have a clue how to make one like it.

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    Re: Design Switchboard Form (XP)

    Thanks - yep, I did use the Switchboard Manager but somehow I must have deleted the original form. Anyway - I found a correct form in another database, copied and pasted it into the database where I needed it, and - lo and behold! - not only did it paste the correct format but it sucked up all the macros I needed. However it worked, it's done and I'm soooooooooooo glad.

    Thank you very, very much for your prompt response.

    Have a great day.

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    Re: Design Switchboard Form (XP)

    Did you use the Switchboard Manager to create it? You can start it by selecting Tools | Database Utilities | Switchboard Manager. It will create two objects for you: a table named Switchboard Items that holds the menu items and their actions, and a form named Switchboard. If you have created a form yourself and named it Switchboard, rename it before you run the Switchboard Manager.

    If you don't want to use the Switchboard Manager, you'll have to tell us more about how you created your switchboard.

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    Re: Design Switchboard Form (XP)

    BTW what does *()%##% translate to? <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

    It's probably just as well we don't know. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Design Switchboard Form (XP)

    I think you figured it out. My niece is enrolled in a 4th year Accounting Class at Cal Poly Pomona - this "teacher" (I use the word loosely) wants all the students to learn Access as part of the class. However, she has "no time" to teach it to them - here's the book, figure it out, is her policy.

    Anyway - I need to learn as much as I can (I'm an Excel person by trade) so I'm helping her and learning at the same time. All of out there in helper land have been wonderful.

    Thanks

    Linda

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    Re: Design Switchboard Form (XP)

    It most likely means that the "teacher" doesn't actually know Access except as a "power user" and is afraid of having her ignorance exposed by a bunch of bright students with pointed questions. <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>
    Charlotte

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    Re: Design Switchboard Form (XP)

    I'd bet money on that analysis.

    Have a terrific day.

    Linda

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