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RE: displaying images (acess2003)

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Marlinmanjr, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Marlinmanjr

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    I had this exact same problem and what the microsoft help page said never
    worked for me. I have a book on Access 2003 for other problems I was having
    and it never helped either but what Wayne said worked for me the first try
    and i am using pictures that are saved as bitmaps.
    Thanks Wayne

    "Wayne-in-Manchester" wrote:

    > Hi sorry for the late reply - went out for a cup of tea
    > Anyway
    > If you are not getting the results you want by following the F1 instructions
    > (which it seems you are). You should try and follow the tips I gave above.
    > I look after 12 completely different access d bases all for completely
    > different stuff. One of them is for an international trekking company and
    > they have photos of all of their clients on file on a form that relates to
    > that particular client along with lodes of other stuff.
    > As I said the easiest way to get it sorted is NOT to follow the F1
    > instructions (the MS access help file) not saying it won’t work it's just
    > better this way (as you pictures will be auto-sized to fit the OLE box on
    > your form).
    > So
    > Create the image as a bitmap (wmp) file and then either link or insert.
    > But if you don't have a programme for this (to create wmp files - such as
    > pagesmaker, photoshop, correl photo-paint, etc) create any picture file
    > (jpeg's are fine) save them to your hard drive but DON'T try and paste them
    > it wont work.
    > Open the main table that will hold the data (inc. pictures). Right click
    > the OLE field and use the "Insert Object" button.
    > Next (still on the OLE field drop down) - Click CreateNew and click Bitmap
    > on the dropdown. This will open MS paint programme.
    > Click "Paste From" (it's one of the options on the Edit menu) - select the
    > saved picture from your hard drive and click save (give it a new name if you
    > want) and select Update then preview the form.
    > I have used this process for thousands of photos and it does work very well.
    > Good luck
    > "Barbara" wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > > The images that i have to insert are photos. They are saved on my PC in jpeg
    > > format.
    > > To insert a file, i choose the option "Insert Object", then "Create from
    > > File", "Browse" and then I select the picture I need. Still, only the name
    > > appears, not the image!
    > >
    > > "Wayne-in-Manchester" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Create the image as a bitmap (wmp) file and then either link or insert.
    > > >
    > > > If you don't have a programme for this create any picture file then open the
    > > > table that will hold the data. Right click the field and use the "Insert
    > > > Object" button.
    > > >
    > > > Next - Click CreateNew and click Bitmap on the dropdown. Thus will open MS
    > > > paint programme then click "Paste From" (on the edit menu). Click save and
    > > > update then preview the form.
    > > >
    > > > Hope this helps.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Barbara" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Hi,
    > > > > I have a product form where i would like to see the image of the product.
    > > > >
    > > > > I created a filed "Photo" (OLE Object). I created a product record and
    > > > > inserted my image. But I just see the name of the file instead of my image.
    > > > >
    > > > > How can I fix this?
    > > > > Thanks,
    > > > > Barbara
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