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Ten Minute Guide to Access 97 by Faithe Wempen

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Creating a New Picture

Another way to get a graphic onto your form is to draw it yourself. You can use Windows Paint program to create a simple drawing without leaving Access.

Paint

A simple art program that comes with Windows 95 and Windows NT versions 3.51 and higher. You can use it to make simple drawings, but it's not sophisticated enough to create professional-quality artwork. Try a program like CorelDRAW or Freehand if you need to create higher-quality art.

To use Paint, follow these steps:

  1. Open the form in Form Design view.

  2. Select Insert, Object. The Insert Object dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Create New option. A list of programs appears.

  4. Find Bitmap Image on the list, and click it (see Figure 16.4). Click OK and a blank Paint screen ...

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