Drag-and-drop an Access query into a Word document

If you want to include your Microsoft Access query directly into your Word document, find out how simple it is to accomplish this task in five steps.

Your boss asks you to send your latest Microsoft Access query results for the month of September along with the memo that contains your analysis of the results. Rather than including your query results as an attachment to your memo, you'd like to copy it directly into your Word document.

To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open your memo in Word.
  2. Open your database in Access.
  3. Right-click on a blank area of the Windows taskbar and choose Tile Windows Vertically.
  4. Click on the Database Window and select the name of the query whose results you want to copy.
  5. Drag the selection to the position in your memo where you want to display the query results.

This is a great way to ensure that your analysis of the query will remain with your original memo.

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