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Chapter 11. What Are Macros and When Do ... > When You Should Use Macros and When ...

When You Should Use Macros and When You Shouldn't

In Access 97, there's just one task that can be performed only by using macros—reassigning key combinations (the AutoKeys macro). This chapter gives you many other examples of macros, but that's just so you can have a basic understanding of macros and how they work. Developers should use macros only to create an AutoKeys macro. As you will see later in this section, VBA code is much more appropriate for most of the tasks your application must perform.

A second common use of macros is as a starting point for your application. Although macros aren't your only choice for this in Access 97, the AutoExec macro is one of two choices for this task. For more about the AutoExec macro, see the section “Creating an AutoExec Macro” in this chapter.


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