Category Archives: Microsoft Office Tips

Links in Outlook Email Not Working

You probably get lots of email messages, and a good portion of those have links in them. Maybe a co-worker wants you to look at an online article, or a client sends you a link to check. I get lots … Continue reading

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Excel Errors With Access Database

Recently, I’ve heard from a couple of people who were getting strange errors in Excel, when they tried to get data from an Access database. In both cases, things had been going smoothly for a long time, then suddenly stopped … Continue reading

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Hide Date Picker Calendar in Access Form

I’ve been working on a client’s database, in Microsoft Access 2010, and one of the data entry forms has several fields for dates and times. There’s a nice Date Picker feature that shows a calendar icon, if you click in … Continue reading

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Hidden Form in Access Closes Unexpectedly

Today I solved a nagging problem with an Access database, so I’ll share the solution here, in case it helps someone else. In an Access database that I built, there is a Login form, where the users select their name … Continue reading

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Organizing Email in Outlook

A couple of weeks ago, due to some computer problems, I set up a new copy of Outlook 2010 on my laptop. I’ve used Outlook for many years, starting with Outlook 98, I think. Usually I copy the old Outlook … Continue reading

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Access Database is Read Only

When I tried to open one of my main Access databases today, I got the alarming message, “The database ‘MyData’ is read-only. You won’t be able to save changes made to data or object definitions in this database.” I closed … Continue reading

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Problems Deleting an Outlook Folder

I’ve had some strange problems with Outlook for the past couple of weeks complains about things not being closed properly usually crashes the first time I try to print a message crashed when I tried to select a couple of … Continue reading

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Stop Looking in the Outbox

Does this ever happen to you? In Outlook, you create an email, hit Send, then wander off to do a few other things. Hours later, you get a phone call from the client who’s waiting for your message, and you … Continue reading

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