About working with graphics on a data access page

Inserting graphics from a file

When you insert a graphic from a file you can either insert the graphic by copying and pasting it from another location, or you can insert a link to the graphic at a fixed location (fixed file location: The full or absolute address of a file. For example, www.microsoft.com/location/sublocation/filename.htm. By contrast, a relative file location is an address that's relative to the active document or a hyperlink base.), such as another Web server (Web server: A computer that hosts Web pages and responds to requests from browsers. Also known as an HTTP server, a Web server stores files whose URLs begin with http://.) or to a relative file location (relative link: When a hyperlink uses a path based on a relative link, you can move the file that contains the hyperlink and the hyperlink destination without breaking the hyperlink. Move the file that contains the hyperlink and its destination together.). Linking a graphic to your data access page (data access page: A Web page, published from Access, that has a connection to a database. In a data access page, you can view, add to, edit, and manipulate the data stored in the database. A page can also include data from other sources, such as Excel.) reduces the size of the page, makes it easier to update the graphic, and makes it easier to share the graphic between different data access pages. In Microsoft Windows, if you move or copy a data access page to another location, make sure that you also move or copy any supporting files — such as graphics, background textures, and bullets — so that you maintain the graphic links to your page.

Aligning graphics

The Alignment and Sizing toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.) (Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later) in data access page Design view (Design view: A view that shows the design of these database objects: tables, queries, forms, reports, and macros. In Design view, you can create new database objects and modify the design of existing objects.) provides alignment commands that help you arrange your graphics. If you are using Internet Explorer 5.5 or later, use the Align and Size commands on the Format menu.

Applies to:
Access 2003