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Rich Text Format Memo Fields for Access Forms and Reports

August 27, 1997
Vienna, VA

FMS, Inc. is pleased to announce Total Access Memo 95/97 for Microsoft Access 95 and 97 is now shipping. Microsoft Access has memo fields, but they can only contain unformatted text with only one font. Total Access Memo gives users the ability to add Rich Text Format (RTF) memo fields with multiple fonts, point sizes, text styles, paragraph settings, and much more.

Designed specifically for Access, Total Access Memo is an ActiveX/OCX that is placed directly on an Access form or report and bound to a memo field. The contents are stored in RTF format in Access memo fields. A built-in editor pops up to allow users to enter text and apply their formatting options.

New Features in the Total Access Memo 95/97 Version

  • 32-bit version designed specifically for Access 95 and Access 97.
  • Direct data binding to Access memo fields.
  • New text formatting: subscript, superscript, and strikeout.
  • Supports embedded OLE Objects such as graphics and spreadsheets.
  • Tab stops can now be set at the paragraph level (previously at the document level).
  • Spell checking supports the userís language by using the Microsoft Office spell checker.
  • Localized user interface for English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
  • The built-in editor has many new programmatic extensions for advanced developers to control its behavior while users are editing text.

Memo Field Formatting Options

  • Fonts and point sizes
  • Styles: boldface, italics, underline, subscript, superscript, strikeout
  • Paragraph indentation and margin control
  • Paragraphs with bullet points
  • Paragraph justification: left, center, right
  • Paragraph level tabs for aligning columns
  • Text colors

Powerful Editor Features

Total Access Memo includes a powerful built-in editor that is launched when the user edits the RTF field. It includes the expected text editor features such as word wrapping, search and replace, text and paragraph formatting, plus many other special features important for Access users and developers:

  • Import and export to/from text and RTF files.
  • Cut, copy, and paste within the editor and to/from other Windows word processors.
  • Option to set the editorís right margin to match the controlís width in the form for WYSIWYG word wrapping
  • Spell checking using the Microsoft Office spell checker (automatically supports the userís language)
  • Language localization of the editorís menus and dialogs (currently supports English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish)
  • Properties and methods to allow programmatic control

"Total Access Memo gives Access users and developers the ability to create a whole new type of Access application," said Luke Chung, President of FMS. "People expect formatted text in their documents, and Total Access Memo gives them that ability within Access. This version includes many new features and was a complete rewrite of our previous 16-bit Access 2.0 version. The ability to embed OLE objects and more programmatic extensions really opens up the possibilities for its use. We also listened to our international customers and localized the user interface for many languages and now link to their Microsoft Office spell checker."

Pricing and Availability

Total Access Memo is currently available in two versions directly from FMS and most major resellers: a single user version for $99, and a 5 pack for $299. Owners of previous versions can upgrade for $69. The 2.0 and 95/97 versions can be purchased together for $149. An unlimited, royalty-free runtime license is available for $399 for developers interested in incorporating Total Access Memo into their applications for distribution to those non-owners of Total Access Memo. All FMS products come with a 30-day money back offer.


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"Total Access Memo makes all the difference in my Access apps! Only Memo gives me fonts, colors, images and all the formatting tools I need. It's great!"

B. Simmons, Ciena, Linthicum, MD

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