Curt Smothers

Enter Notes and Track Changes in MS 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 can keep a running track of comments and changes made to a document by one or more editors or collaborators. Margin “balloons” track and display comments. To display changes made to a document, the editor can opt for either margin balloons or in-text markings.

MS Access Form Field Validation

The more frequently we use a database, the more likely we are to become inconsistent in the way we enter our data into our forms. How do we keep our data consistent and prevent others from making mistakes that corrupt our database? We do that through what is known as “field validation rules.”

Using Parameter Queries with MS Access Reports

Parameter queries help narrow down the kinds and amounts of information a database displays. Adding a parameter query to a database report is a flexible approach in managing our report output and focus. This article shows how to add a parameter query to a report.

MS Access Query Input Parameters in a Form

Parameter queries help narrow down the kinds and amounts of information a database displays. Adding a parameter query to a database object (table, report, or form) is a flexible approach in managing large databases. This article shows how to add a parameter query to a form.

Pros and Cons of MS Access

Microsoft Access is a database application that both trumps and, in some ways, falls short when compared to its single-table “cousin” Microsoft Excel. Whether the “pros” outweigh the “cons” chiefly depends on the needs of the user and the job at hand.

History Lesson Plan on FDR Day of Infamy Speech

On December 8, 1941, the day after the Pearl Harbor attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the US Congress. In one of the most famous speeches in US history, FDR urged Congress to declare war on Japan. This lesson plan focuses on the speech and its effect on American public opinion.

Creating a Switchboard Form in MS Access

Microsoft Access 2007 has a more open look and interface than previous versions. However, as our database population of forms, queries, and reports grows, we are faced with the ironic challenge of having to organize the database that organized our data. One good way is through the switchboard.