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    Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    Alrighty, so the mighty Hans has yet again saved me from endless hours of work <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> x 1,000,000. On my report, I have a box that must be justified. Is there any way to apply that property (perhaps from the Word Object Library?) to my memo field? Everything is well and good until the last line...which
    <pre>l o o k s l i k e t h i s .</pre>

    <pre>instead of this.</pre>



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    Re: Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    Just don't use Justified. Left aligned text is much easier to read.

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    Re: Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    Although I agree wholeheartedly, unfortunately that's not an option. The text is being inserted into a standard document (a military award), and the citation for the award must be justified. <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>
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    Re: Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    You already have the text in Word documents. Word is a text processor, with lots of text formatting options. Access is a database system with limited text formatting options. Take your pick. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    <img src=/S/ouch.gif border=0 alt=ouch width=15 height=15> All the word documents are in one format, which makes submission/reviewing by higher officers easier... They will be printed in a different format. Perhaps I can export to word or powerpoint? (Powerpoint preferrably....?)
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    Re: Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    Why not write a routine in Word that converts the document as submitted into the format needed for printing?

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    Re: Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    Why don't you simply reconstruct the documents in Word using Automation from Access each time they need to be viewed, reviewed or whatever? Or you could simply store them as OLE objects in an Access table, and fetch them out when they need attention. As Hans points out, Access is not the world's best text processor.

    I also don't understand how PowerPoint would help in this situation <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> .
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    Re: Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    I don't know how. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    You've learned how to program Access. Surely you should be able to learn programming Word! You can ask questions in the Word forum, of course.

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    Re: Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25> to word it is!
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    Re: Justify vs. Distribute (2000)

    <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>Forget programming word, <img src=/S/lightbulb.gif border=0 alt=lightbulb width=15 height=15> I'll use Mail Merge <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Thanks Hans - I will peruse the Word forum, perhaps try to get the basics down...
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