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Can I convert an embedded image into a shared image?


If you have embedded or linked images in your forms and reports from existing databases, you can easily convert them to shared images through the Property Sheet window. Open the form or report in Design view or Layout view, select the image control (or select the Form or Report if you are using an embedded or linked image for the background), and then open the Property Sheet window. Click the down arrow on the Picture Type property and then click Shared, as shown here:



Access converts the embedded or linked image into a new shared image. You can now view the shared image in the Image Gallery, rename the image if you want, and use the shared image on other forms and reports.


See more tips and tricks like this in my book: Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out



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