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Access Report Question

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by dfriend846, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. dfriend846

    dfriend846 Thread Starter

    Aug 11, 2005
    Does anyone know if Access has a feature or if anyone has created an add-in program to import/export report items (specifically labels) from a report to an Excel sheet? My reason to want to do this is to send the labels (in English) to our Chinese colleagues for them to translate into Chinese so I can import them back into a new report that will be used there.

  2. OBP


    Mar 8, 2005
    Dennis, you can export a Report to Excel, but I don't know of any way to Import Excel in to a report, But you can Import the Excel translation in to a Table.
    To Manually export the Report the Help says -

    To Load the output of a table, query, form, or report into Microsoft Excel

    In the Database window, click the name of the datasheet, form, or report you want to save and load into Microsoft Excel. To save a selection of a datasheet, open the datasheet, and then select the portion of the datasheet before continuing.

    On the Tools menu, point to Office Links, and then click Analyze It with Microsoft Excel.
    To use VBA to send a Report to Excel use the

    DoCmd.OutputTo method

    But I am not sure how well the formatting is preserved using the VBA method.
  3. slurpee55


    Oct 20, 2004
    The formatting is not preserved going across the two pretty much at all.
    I would suggest you have the label(s) exist as separate table(s) and then put them in your report as sub-report(s). That way, when you get the translated version back, you can have that in a separate table (with the font set to the Chinese formatting you need) and make that table the sub-report that you use for the header.
  4. Ziggy1


    Jun 17, 2002
    why not use the transfer spreadsheet option (IN Macro or VBA) to export the source table/query of the report? Then use the same method to import it back in?
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