Viewing files content inside MS-Access form

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    Wanderley Egídio

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    I need to develop an app using MS-Access 2016 that allows to view several kinds of files [*.xlsx (MS-Excel), *.docx (MS-Word), *.msg (MS-Outlook) and PDF] INSIDE the form (something like the MS Windows Explorer). I ask you to support me to solve this issue.
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    Wanderley Egídio
     
    Wanderley Egídio, Jan 2, 2018
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    HiTechCoach

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    Unfortunately,Access is not really design to do what you ask.

    Access is a database tool for process data stored in a database. Usually text.

    I have displayed PDFs on a form in the past using the Web Browser Control (WBC). I had to first install a PDF viewer that worked well within Internet Explorer.

    Another option is to purchase a third-party control what does what you need.
     
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