Link PDF files
Importing PDF file into Access
I am running Access 2007. On my switchboard I would like to create a link to a stand alone PDF file located in a folder outside of the database. If I go to the External Data tab in Access it allows me to link to many different types of external files (text, HTML, XML, etc.). But I don't see any way to create a simple link on the switchboard that will open the PDF file. Is such a link possible to be made
Form Variable in Hyperlink
I have a load of pdf files located in a folder on our shared drive (k:/edid/) that I need my DB to be able to link to. I need either a hyper link on a label or a button in my form that when clicks uses the data from field (EDIDREF) to complete the link.so basically I need the hyper link to be k:/edid/45456.pdf with the number changed to whatever is in the EDIDREF field.
Retrieving PDF's Efficiently
I created an Access 2007 database that I thought I was linking the files but it actually imports the PDF's into an Attachment field in Access. I have imported about 130 pdf's thus far and the table (which only has 7 fields) is already 14 meg. Do most users attach PDF's or do they link them?
Hyperlinking in Access 2000 to .pdf
In my job I am linking .pdf files to an access database (Windows 7, MS Access 2000). I have already done thousands, and it is an ongoing project.
My issue is that in linking I open the “Insert Hyperlink” window, click on the “File” button, which opens a “Link to File” window. The default that is in the box “Files of type” is Office Files.
For every link I have to change it to “All Files (*.*)” and it would save me so much time for the default to be “All Files (*.*)”. Is there any way tochange the default for this?
Link PDF on form
I have some PDFs named like "PB_(ID).pdf" in a fix directory like / (root).
I have a DB in the same directory and the ID of my data is equal the pdf document.
My question is how can I create a dinamic link in the form to view a PDF file? Like this: I find an client for your ID: 12345. In the form with more details from "12345" I have a button that is a link to PB_12345.pdf. I know that I can make one by one, but I have a lot of IDs
Report Hot Link in PDF
I have a need to add to add some hot links to websites in Access reports. I've inserted a logo in a report and set it's Hyperlink Address. In Preview mode the report hot link works great. However, I need to output the report to pdf (I'm currently using the PDF/XML addin from Microsoft).
So far I've not been able to make the pdf recognize the logo as a hot link. The pdf willrecognize a URL string as a hot link.
Linking files to Access
I have been asked by my employers to create a document retention system.
They recieved two documents from the customer which are scanned in as two separate PDF files. The PDF files are stored on the scanner units memory.
The scanned documents are accessed from a web interface.
The PDF will be downloaded and then saved to a folder.
The user will then link the file in the database by entering the file path into a field. (how?)
VBA code will be executed to rename the file, move the file from the original path and dump it in a central folder.
A shellexecute script will be used to open the files from within access. (this is covered)
So how do I go about llinking the files? I have never used access as a 'document server' before. Is there a way to have a file upload window where the user can navigate to the file? I can do the renaming bit all fine, just need to actually get the files path
Security / Error prompt
I am getting the error pop up. I am using the following code to open files on the server, and want to know how to keep it from asking.prompting this every time. Is there a better way to code it to prevent this, or is it unavoidable?
The files are in G:/Fire/Private/PDF PFP/ and every file is named after the Pre-Plan # (ie. A01.pdf, A02.pdf, A03.pdf, etc)
merging PDF files
I am using PDFCreator to print reports to files which works fine. Is there a way to merge the files into one (1) pdf file? I am using VB code to do this
automated PDF file from reports
We have many reports we manually save to PDF files and then print. This can take hours just saving to PDF and printing.
Once a report opens we touch our PDF icon on our tool bar(I believe this was downloaded). Then it saves to PDF as if it was printing( I guess this is the norm since we have PDF printer setup.
I would like to save(pdf format) and print theses reports automatically(button) on form.
The name I would like the pdf to be is(reportname-datestamp).
I'm having issues because of the PDF format
Creating a button in access for PDF files
I was wondering if someone could help me. I currently have a database with table with a field for URL's to PDF files.
I want to create a button in a form which will open the PDF file based on the record viewed
Displaying PDF files using VBA in access 2003
with code to open externally saved PDF files from a button on an access formn using VBA.
My pdfs are located in a folder on the c: drive
All I want to do is open them and display them on the screen, I would then like to email them as an attachment
Printing linked files (word, pdf etc)
In order to open files with a cmd button: [code]
This works fine, and I can choose a relative link (relative to the database) or a direct link (c:\folder\file.docx).
I would like to proceed a bit, and also print the linked files from a button, and preferably without opening the files, Or perhaps, as Windows when right-clicking on af file and click Print (opening the file, print it, and close it again).
Buttons links to multiple pdf files
I am building a database for my department that is made up of all the Suppliers our company has. I just have one simple table where the information is being pulled from onto a form that the employees can read and find the information they are looking for.
However, there are 3 links I want every record to display that are unique to that supplier.
These links are PDFs that we have scanned into our system and are sitting in a share folder. Right now I have the buttons hyperlinking to the folder instead of linking it to the actual PDF because for me right now it is a static thing and every record in the form will link to the same place.
Is there a way where I can make these buttons supplier specific and have them link to a different PDF for every record/supplier.
I have a database in my pc with more than 10,000 records. Most of the records were linked with hyperlink to pdf files.
The hyper link was c:\workfiles\data
Now I moved my database to the company server with all data and hypelinked files.
The new location is oa-server1\eng\workfiles\access\data
the problem is that the hyperlink is not working any more and I need to re-link each record again.
My question: Is there a way to tel access to find the new location of the linked files.
Access database of .pdf files?
I'm trying to add .pdf files for easy access to an existing inventory database, without duplicating the entry since 1 .pdf may correspond to multiple inventory entries already in the system. pdf's seem to be the hardest type of file in incorporate into an Access Database so any help would be wonderful. Am I missing something completely simple here?
Split Database Hyperlink Fix?
I inherited an unsplit DB at work. It's been running very, very slowly lately. I have now split the database into a front end and backend. but I noticed the hyperlinks are broken.
Our item master table had a link field that, on click, would open up the PDF drawing files on the system. Unfortunately, the links appear to be setup as "\Drawings\.pdf". Instead of "\\\Database\Drawings\.pdf"
Create one PDF file from many Documents
I have been scratching my head about the best way of doing this for a few weeks now and just wondered if any one who is clever than I can assist!
I have a folder with multiple files in, some .doc, .pdf , .msg, .jpg and I was wondering if there was anyway of producing a single pdf file of of these. It would have to be automatedand I will be doing this multiple times.
I have managed to get the list of filenames into Access and into a table (thanks to Allen Browne!).
I think there are two ways of doing this.
1. Create a PDF of each file in the folder and then merge them together
The problem I see with doing it this way is how do you create a pdf of a file that isn't open(aka the .doc)? Or create pdf of a jpg from within Access?
2. Create one file, no merging, of each of the files.
Print, share, and protect files in the PDF and XPS file formats
Often you want to save your files so they cannot be modified, but you want them to be easy to share and print. Examples include resumes, legal documents, newsletters, and files intended to be read and printed. PDF and XPS formats can help.
What do you want to do?
* Learn about PDF and XPS file formats
* Install and use the Save as PDF or XPS add-in from Microsoft
* Install a third-party solution
Populating Combo Box with delimited field
So I'm working on an Access 2007 application for my company's suppliers list, but I am restricted to using a single Excel worksheet for the back-end. One of the fields, called [Files], is a list of files in .pdf format related to a supplier.
The number of files can be 0, 1 or many. I currently have this field set up so that each file is separated by a semi-colon. A sample firstrecord in [Files] is:
K:\Users\test user\2008-12-24-ASTM D5857-08.pdf;
The front-end contains a multi-item form. I'm trying to add a ComboBox (cboFiles) for each record, which is populated by the value in [Files]. Then, selecting an item in the ComboBox should automatically open that file.
I've tried a few approaches so far for populating the ComboBox: Setting [Files] as the Control Source results in a single item appearing as "K:\Users\test user\2008-12-24-ASTM D5857-08.pdf;K:\Users\test user\2012-03-12APCPP25-Black.pdf;K:\Users\test user\DIN_16901.pdf"