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Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime Now Available


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Over the years (generations from version 95), developers were able to distribute their own custom built Access database applications to users who did not have an Access licence by using the freely available run-time version and now this also includes Microsoft Access 2013. You can now go and download the Access 2013 Runtime direct from  Microsoft or if you prefer, can also find it here with other Access database free stuff too. Just in case English is not your native tongue, it’s now available in […]

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Microsoft Access Tutorial: How To Build Alternative Access Form Controls – The Command Button


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Building Access form is a time consuming aspect to front-end database designs and in this Microsoft Access tutorial, I want to add some extra aesthetics and alternative control enhancements for you. There are many Access form controls, formats and properties that can be applied to a form over and above the basics ranging from the more advanced conditional formatting options to the custom built controls including my recent post on coloured tab controls. So here’s some alternatives for your traditional […]

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Microsoft Access Tutorial: Hiding Access Tables As ‘USYS’ System Tables


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Hiding tables (or any object) in your Access database is a simple enough process. You only need to set the objects hidden property (to True) and reveal the ‘Hidden Objects’ setting from the navigation pane options screen. But in this quick MS Access Tutorial here, there is another method of stopping your tables appearing in Navigation pane (or Database window) by renaming the table(s) with the prefix USYS. This will convert your table into a system object, which cannot be […]

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