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

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Working with Submacros

You’ll find that most of the forms you design for an application require multiple macros to respond to events—some to edit fields, some to open reports, and still others to respond to command buttons. You could design a separate macro saved with its own unique name in the Database window to respond to each event, but you’ll soon have hundreds of macros in your application.

You can create a simpler set of more manageable objects by defining submacros within named macro objects. A submacro is a named collection of macro actions inside a macro object. One approach is to create one saved macro object per form or report. Another technique is to categorize macros by type of action—for example, one macro containing all the OpenForm ...

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