Embedded document in Access 2003

  Craig.m 11:07 AM 16 Nov 11

I have someone who has used a database to register a report and part of this involves a large word document, problem being someone has created some sort of object that is a blank word document. The report was written and saved to this embedded word document and now it appears to be too large to open when it is clicked "Not enough memory to complete the Automation Object Operation on the OLE Object"

I am no database expert but I would not embed this sort of thing in to the database as it would rapidly become very large, I would have created the document elsewhere and linked to it.

The guy who compiled this report created and saved it all in the database and has no copy, would there be any way to find where these documents are stored within the database so as to retrieve a few hours worth of work?

  recap 13:36 PM 16 Nov 11

Looking at Office MS Access I found something that may help? When you need to update or edit a link you need to do the following:

To update unbound images, in the Database window, select the form or report that contains the unbound object frame, and then click Design . To update bound images, open the form or report for viewing (or open the underlying table in Datasheet view), find the image link that you want to change, and click it. 2.On the Edit menu, click OLE/DDE Links. 3.In the Links dialog box, click the link that you want to reconnect or change. 4.Click Change Source. 5.In the Change Source dialog box, select the new file name. You may need to switch to a different drive or folder or both to find the appropriate file. 6.Click Open to complete the link and close the Change Source dialog box, and then click Close in the Links dialog box.

This may help you track down were the document is stored?


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