What can I use to show a Word file in an Access form instead of a Bound Object Frame control?

Lauro Colasanti 101 Reputation points

to simplify my Access database stores Word files.
In the back end there are tables with records having also an OLE object (linked) in their fields.
In the front end there are forms showing in a tab page the Word file of the record in a Bound Object Frame control.

This solution is unsatisfactory because:

  • probably OLE Objects tend to bloat files;
  • files stored in the cloud cannot be shown in the control;
  • it's impossible to scroll through the file text. (Few lines of text are well readble, a full page have fonts too small).

What can I use instead.
I can have the full path name of the Word file stored in a field of the record.
But how to show the content of the file on the access form? And possibly to be able to scroll it?

I would appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks, Lauro

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