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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Working with Shared Resources

Access 2010 includes a new feature called Shared Resources, which allows you to easily share images across multiple forms and reports. In previous versions of Access, when you wanted to display an image on a form or report, you embedded the image into the form or report design. In this case, Access saved the actual image with the form or report definition. You could also link to a graphic file stored on your computer or within a table to display on a form or report. Both of these methods of using images in your applications have drawbacks. When you wanted to reuse an image on multiple forms and reports, perhaps as a form or report background, you had to embed the image individually on each object. When you used this ...

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