Almost there …

I’m managing to get my fingers to keep working despite the latest cold snaps and have finished the first draft of “Programming Microsoft Access”, the series on Visual Basic for Applications that I’ve been working on for the last couple weeks.  Now I’m going through the chapters and revising as needed.  It’s amazing what you…

Living in Outlook

In my last post, I included the outline for the series on Access VBA that I’m writing.  Of course, an outline is just that – a rough summary of what the finished project should look like.  It can’t be carved in stone. So while I’m working on the chapters for decision loops, I realize that I don’t have…

A few thoughts at 3 a.m.

I’m plowing my way through writing the next chapter of the Microsoft Access for Beginners series and have the insomnia to show for it.  This chapter, an introduction to Visual Basic for Applications, is one I’ve been wanting to do for awhile and should have done a long time ago but always found a way to…

PDFCreator

PDFCreator is an free tool from PDFForge.org for creating PDF files from Windows applications. The installation adds a printer to windows which accepts the output from Word and other programs and outputs PDF files. It has a great autosave feature which will automatically save the files to the folder of your choice with a datestamp…

Understanding SQL

I’m trying to add some new articles to the site and finish out the Microsoft Access for Beginners series while gradually writing about more advanced topics. Microsoft Access is fun but it takes more than Access to make a programmer. One good example is Structured Query Language (SQL), the scripting language that Access and other…