Unlocking the Secrets for How Microsoft Access Works
Last week I busted three myths about using Microsoft Access for business. It’s a cool program that has hundreds of applications that can help a company be more productive and to make more money.
What are some of these applications? Inventory programs are a natural for Access. I’ve built programs in Access that have been in use for years that handle Accident/Incident tracking, Training, Drug Testing, Vehicle Maintenance and Usage, and on and on.
Did you know Microsoft Access can also do this…
No More Bashing Microsoft Access
I’ve read a number of articles saying that you shouldn’t build business applications in Microsoft Access. The suggestion is that you should use a more expensive environment – an environment no one in your company has experience with so you have to hire the Access basher to build something for you. It sounds like an infomercial to me, i.e. a costly mistake! Let’s examine some of their erroneous claims…
Is there a difference between PDF Files and PDF Forms?
Absolutely! Let’s examine the differences and see why they matter…
When people talk about a PDF, they generally are referring to a PDF File, which in the simplest terms is capturing a document in a picture file. The file can include pictures, drawings, and text. They’re usually created from Word or by scanning a piece of paper. Once the file has been created, it‘s not easily changed or edited and what can be changed is very limited.
A PDF Form, on the other hand, is a special type of document. Like the PDF File, you can have text, and graphics that are difficult to edit. The special thing about the PDF Form is that it can also have input fields. This allows the user to enter things like their name and address. Check boxes and drop down boxes can also be used. This provides a very easy to read document. If the Form is created with the right options, the user can save the newly filled out Form, capturing the entered data. This allows the user to email the saved PDF Form to a client, employee or business partner. It becomes an interactive tool that streamlines collecting and reading data. It’s a wonderful tool for collaborative work.
How Can Your Company Benefit from Using PDF Forms?
We all know that employee training can have a huge impact on safety. It’s not just about being compliant with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Standards. You care about your employees’ physical health and you care about your business’ productivity. When an employee is aware of the safety hazards of a given job, they can avoid problems and do their best work safely. This, in turn, increases your business reputation and profitability.
If there is an accident, and you don’t have a record of training, it can put your company in a grave situation that has both monetary and legal implications. Not having a documented training program should frighten you, because it puts you and your company at risk. If you don’t have one, yesterday is a good time to get one in place.
Is it time to reassess possible safety hazards at your company and implement an updated employee safety training program?
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