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    Reports Popup? (2k)

    my forms are all pop up and i run some code to minimize my access window. but reports seem to be modal only... is there a way to make the report preview a pop up window? i can't find anything in properties.
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    Re: Reports Popup? (2k)

    No, that was introduced in Access 2002. Perhaps this newsgroup post helps, I'm not sure.

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    Re: Reports Popup? (2k)

    Modal objects keep the focus even when something else is in front of them. Popup objects always remain on top, even if the focus is elsewhere. What are you describing? Reports in 2000 and earlier are neither popup nor modal, as I recall.
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    Re: Reports Popup? (2k)

    I changed my forms to pop up and now i can hide the access window and keep the form up, the reports windows stay constrained to access' main screen. when i say not pop up i just meant constrained inside Access' window, so I can't pop them up the same way my forms do without making the main access window viewable to the users (which i prefer not to do).
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    Re: Reports Popup? (2k)

    Are you talking about the database window? The main Access window is the application window in which everything else appears, forms, reports, etc. The database window is the window that contains tabs for each type of object and displays lists of the objects. You can hide the main database window by using the Tools menu in the user interface and selecting Tools-->Startup and unchecking Display Database Window. The database window can still be made visible by clicking F11 or by starting the database with the shift key held down if Use Access Special Keys is checked.
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    Re: Reports Popup? (2k)

    I mean the application window where eveything appears, not the tabbed window w/ queries and what not.
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    Re: Reports Popup? (2k)

    As far as I know, you can only preview reports within the main Access window. Perhaps someone else has a workaround.
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    Re: Reports Popup? (2k)

    I agree with Charlotte - in 2000 I don't believe there is a way. In 2002 (and 2003) you have a Window Mode argument where you can set it as Dialog, but I'm not sure even that will do what you are trying to do - and that has some problems if you have code that you want to have run in the Open event of a report. You can do these sort of things with Visual Basic, as you don't have an application window per se, and you might find added capabilities with Crystal Reports but I don't have any significant experience with it. Finally, I would suggest that when a report is being previewed, most people want to be able to see most if not all of the report page, and will tend to want to maximize the window. We often design Access user interfaces to be done in a maximized state for that and other reasons.
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    Re: Reports Popup? (2k)

    yeah, i figured that would be the answer, thanks guys.

    and incase you are wondering what i did, i put a preivew report button on the form that makes the loaded forms invisible, then maximize the access application window along with opening the report to preview it. when you close the report, the access application window minmizes and the other 2 forms become visible. i figure this is good enough and hopefully people won't try to play around w/ the access application window too much. i guess i could try and disable the application window? or that would probably affect the report window as well. oh well! thanks again.
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    Re: Reports Popup? (2k)

    If you don't enable built in menus and toolbars and you turn off the default toolbars, there isn't much the user can do from the Access window, including close the report unless you create a menubar specifically to handle printing or closing the report.
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