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Database applications for businesses and schools


Example Apps for Businesses, Schools & Personal Use

Version 1.0      Updated 02/10/2017            


This page includes two example applications intended mainly for use with touch screens e.g. Windows tablets using a stylus or finger for input. However they can also be used with a trackpad or (less easily) with a mouse on a standard desktop/laptop.


1. Signature Capture

Intended for capturing e.g. customer signatures as images during home deliveries

This can be done in Access without purchasing special hardware

This idea is used in the UK Postal Address Finder application (Professional/Tablet editions)


This requires the VBA reference Microsoft Tablet PC Type Library Version 1.0


Click to download:  Signature Capture


2. Ink Edit

This converts handwritten text which was input by finger / stylus etc into standard text.

It seems very good at recognising letters / words.

In this case, possibly useful for a young child practising writing but I'm not sure what else ....


This requires the VBA reference Microsoft Ink Edit Control 1.0


Click to download: Ink Edit

Signature Capture & Ink Edit

Click any image to view a larger version ...


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