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This means that even if you've upgraded to the latest Jet service pack (see the "Installation Checklist" section in the Appendix), the Packaging Wizard will use the old version. Your users will have to do the service pack upgrades themselves. 22. Getting Lost in Datasheet View THE ANNOYANCE: I like using datasheets, because they provide a familiar, spreadsheet-like view of the data in a table or query, and because I often consult other records while I'm entering data. The only problem is that if I scroll too far to the right it's easy to lose track of exactly which record I'm editing.

Network issues Access is known to be unstable on some networks, and network dropouts are one of the chief causes of database corruption. See "That Darn Corruption," later in this chapter. Corruption If your database is corrupted, all bets are off. Until it's fixed, you may as well give your data to a drunken sailor on a leaky ship. ") Bad application design If you're running a custom database that was poorly designed, this can also be a source of instability. For example, if your design requires you to keep adding fields to your tables, Access may misbehave long before you hit the 255-field limit.

If you need a line break in what you're typing, press Ctrl-Enter instead. Figure 1-7. Shift-F2 opens the zoom box, which is very handy for seeing the whole expression as you type. 12. " It doesn't even ask! I don't mean "THE," I mean "TEH," short for Tetrahedral Elevator Handles. ) This is driving me crazy. Make it stop! THE FIX: From a database designer's standpoint, this is one of the most ridiculous things that Access does. Databases shouldn't tamper with what a user enters, but Access does, applying the same AutoCorrect settings Word uses.

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