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Access-OLE object in a form

By SusanAkil ·
I created a form containing an OLE object bound to a table. Our office inserts .bmp and .psd objects to track graphics used in instructional manuals that we design. Each record we could see the graphic used and the details regarding it. Our boss downloaded a trial screen capture program and from that point on .bmps are shown as icons in the object frame even though "show as icon" is not checked in its properties.

I changed, through windows explorer, the program associated with .bmps back to Microsoft Paint (it was defaulted to the screen capture program)and .bmps are now opened in Microsoft Paint but in Access the OLE object stil shows icons for .bmps and not the graphic itself. Somehow the screen capture program changed some settings.

How do I return Access to be able to read .bmps or do I have to do something in Windows?

Thank you for your time,


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by julioairizar In reply to Access-OLE object in a fo ...

Check if in the property of the graphic field you have selected: "Linked" in place: "Embedded" and if the graphic file was not moved or deleted from the original place, when was inserted in Access Table. But maybe this is not the answer, is just an idea.

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by SusanAkil In reply to Access-OLE object in a fo ...

I am sorry but the object is not linked. I think it has to do with Windows extensions and how a new program can change the default program associated with it.

Thank you again.

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