Apr 21 2008, 01:55 PM
I am using MS Office 2003. I have written instructions for the use of a database in MS Word. I thought it would then be easy to have the instructions pop up when someone clicked a button on a form.
I have been trying to insert the word document (11 pages) into a new form or report in the Db that could be opened up when someone wanted help. Can someone point me in the right direction?
Apr 21 2008, 02:01 PM
what about inserting a hyperlink on your form to your word doc?
Apr 21 2008, 02:02 PM
I think you would want to take a look at hyperlink.
It would allow a user to click a button, and open the Word.doc file.
Good luck with your project! :0
Apr 21 2008, 02:53 PM
To add on to what the others have said here - If you use the FollowHyperlink method, you should be able to include book marks to open it up at a particular place.
Personally, I like using HelpScribble (to create actual help files) as it is very inexpensive ($99) and is so easy to create the context sensitive help files to include with your Db program. But, if you don't want to spend the money, then setting bookmarks within a Word document and then opening using hyperlinks set to the bookmarks would probably be a good way.
Apr 22 2008, 12:30 AM
Try Help Maker
it's absolutely free and I have used it in my application.
Works great. You could also add a Context ID in it to be reference from access.
Apr 23 2008, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the help, guys. The hyperlink works great.
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