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RE: Embedded Pdf Files Won't Open

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

  1. Bear

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    Thank you for taking time to answer my dumb question. I forgot that I had
    posted in this newsgroup or maybe I'd have the problem fixed. It's been a
    long time since I made the database. I'm wondering if I'd be better off to
    make a new db and import the old info.


    "freakazeud" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > you should never embedd these files directly into access. It cannot handle
    > it and will either bloat or go corrupt.
    > Try scrap your ole field and add a text datatype field which only holds the
    > full text string path of the external pdf file.
    > You can then use the followhyperlink or shell method at runtim on the form
    > level to open up your documents e.g.:
    > Application.FollowHyperlink Me.YourControl
    > YourControl would be a control bound to the table field which holds the full
    > path.
    > HTH
    > Good luck
    > --
    > Oliver
    > Admin Specialist & Computer Science Major @ UMD - Go Terps - :)
    > http://www.oli-s.de
    > "Bear" wrote:
    > > I have used the same database thru several versions of Office and
    > > Acrobat pro. Currently using office 2003 pro and acrobat 7.07.
    > > Suddenly since the middle of February I can no longer count on opening
    > > any files inserted after 2/16/06. The only message I get is The
    > > operation on the Acrobat Document object failed. The OLE server may
    > > not be registerd. To register the OLE server, reinstall it. At this
    > > point I can close access, but can't reopen it. I have to reboot. I've
    > > reinstall the ole server according to article 896865 to no avail.
    > > Acrobat seems to continue to work, but when I close acrobat and shudown
    > > for the day I get an error saying acrobat can't shut down. I have to
    > > choose end now. About every 4 or 5 days the database works for a
    > > while. I can't figure out what to try next. I think the problem lies
    > > with acrobat, but I don't know how to solve it. I copied my database
    > > to a different computer and installed acrobat 6 thinking that would
    > > cure my problem and it wouldn't. Please help
    > >
    > > Bear
    > >
    > >
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