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

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The Macro Design Facility—An Overview

In Chapter 7, you learned that Microsoft redesigned the macro design window in Access 2010 for Access developers to be more productive when creating macros in their applications. Although functional, the older macro design window was not the most intuitive interface to work with. For example, when you wanted to create a new action for a macro, you selected the action in the upper part of the window, but you entered the arguments in the bottom part of the window. The Arguments column in the upper part of the window was read-only, so you constantly needed to switch from the top window to the bottom window. You also could not create complex nested logic conditions for your macro execution and the readability ...

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