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Chapter 21. Automating Other Applications > Talking to Word from Access

Talking to Word from Access

Access offers many benefits, but it doesn’t have a good way to create a report containing arbitrary text and formatting. With automation, it’s easy to work around that limitation; Microsoft Word is perfect for creating whatever reports you might like, and it’s an automation server. Figure 21.4 shows a simple Access form that enables you to enter any text you like and a filename. When you click the button, it creates a Word document containing the specified text and saves it to the filename that you supply.

Figure 21.4. Access form to create a Word document.



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