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Hour 13. Creating Macros > When You Should Use Macros and When You Shouldn't

When You Should Use Macros and When You Shouldn't

In Access 2003, there's just one task that you can perform only by using macros: reassigning key combinations (using the AutoKeys macro). This hour gives you many other examples of macros, but that's just so you can have a basic understanding of macros and how they work. If you are developing a large-scale corporate application, you might consider limiting your use of macros to AutoKeys macros. As you will see later in this section, VBA code is much more appropriate for most of the tasks a large-scale corporate application must perform.

A second common use of macros is as a starting point for an application. Although macros aren't the only choice for this in Access 2003, the AutoExec macro is one of two choices for this task. For more information about the AutoExec macro, see the section “Creating an AutoExec Macro,” later in this hour.


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