Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Microsoft Access 2007 and Word 2007

I recently bashed Microsoft Access 2007, but the product does have 2 nice new features...

  1. You can now scroll within the VBA code window.
  2. The mousewheel no longer scrolls through records on your forms.

You can run the exact same database in Access 2003 and then in Access 2007 and notice these 2 scrolling changes immediately.  These would have been very very useful even back on Access 2000 for crying out loud, but oh well.

Word 2007 is really cool actually...

  1. Web page editing is nice and intuitive.
  2. Inserting drawings and pictures is seriously amazing.
  3. You can change your inserted pictures quickly and add fun shadows etc., which I of course like.
  4. Working with tables is SO MUCH EASIER!

I am loving the Word 2007...word!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Adobe Reader 8 Install for Vista

I had troubles installing Adobe Reader 8 in Vista and was receiving the following error:  "The Temp folder is on a drive that is full or is inaccessible.  Free up space on the drive or verify that you have write permission on the Temp folder."

I found the solution...You need to download the install file to your desktop, right-click the file, goto Properties->Compatibility Tab and select 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:  Windows XP (Service Pack 2)'

Then press OK and double click the downloaded install file and you should be good to go!

I found this solution here.