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Ten Minute Guide to Access 97 by Faithe Wempen

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Creating an MDE File

When your intended end-user enters data into your database file, or views information with a query you created, or prints a report with a report you designed, she does not need access to the controls you used to create those objects. All she needs is access to the objects themselves. In fact, it's probably better that your end users do not have access to the Design views for your objects because the integrity of your database will be maintained. When you create an MDE file from your database file, you're creating a streamlined version of the database. It's the same as the original, but there is no access to the design controls. Users of an MDE file can use all your forms, tables, and so on, but they cannot view and modify ...

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