Name: [1922] Dai
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Description: Hi I'm Dai Just an ordinary guy with an interest in computers who likes making how to videos for others to get the best out of there computers. I ounce did a course on web-design to further my interest in the subject. Got a HNC out of to boot but, lately my interest has turned to doing howto vide ...

Make Data Entry Easy [ID:337] (5/15)

in series: OpenOffice Base

video tutorial by Dai, added 08/07

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84. james currie Sat, 16 Oct 2010 05:24

Very useful. Said just the right amount with no time wasting. Very pleasant voice. I will listen to all your vids on Base.

There is a little false step I would like to bring your attention to: in the video #5 ['make data entry easy'] it is shown in the 'properties dialog box' of the first example ['START DATE'] that the option 'read only' is left set to 'yes' [although that is not said out loud!]; in the other examples, the 'read only' option is neither changed nor mentioned; the problem is that I copied those settings [including the 'read only=yes'] and could not make the calendar to appear...! of course, it was set to be 'read only'; after I changed that option to 'no' the calendar appeared.

So, thank you, very much, for sharing your knowledge with us, but it might be better to address the issue I mentioned above to save some people [that think as I do, anyway] the trouble.

Hi -- I'm going to watch the rest of this series from the beginning. This looks like /exactly/ what I need to learn how to do for my small business! Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge. --Leigh

81. licuriciu Sat, 11 Sep 2010 02:15

good to know

80. Robert E. Stacey Sun, 15 Aug 2010 14:57

Your videos on open office database are a big help for me. I have found information on your videos that I have not found anywhere else. I have found very little information for open office database.

Thank you for the videos.

79. Don Wolfe Sat, 14 Aug 2010 20:08

I will probably watch it again, but it very interesting. I tried to learn on my own without much luck. Thanks

78. srinivas k Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:09

it's very good and more help full

77. Julie Lolohea Sat, 07 Aug 2010 10:33

Thanks for these videos! I am a complete novice, but I desperately needed help to create a library database for my classroom. Your video was the first easy, yet informative tutorial I have found. Thankyou!

Excellent work.

75. Jan Birk Thu, 29 Jul 2010 08:29

It is very good :-)

awesome :) keep rocking :) was very useful . .

BTW , I have a doubt . . Can we run this form independantly like what we do in Visual Basic as an EXE or some independant file??

awesome :) keep rocking :) was very useful . .

BTW , I have a doubt . . Can we run this form independantly like what we do in Visual Basic as an EXE or some independant file??

72. rick hoffer Sat, 12 Jun 2010 15:31

nicely done. Answered a question I'd been looking for an answer to for a couple days.

Could explain what 'repeat' does....

very usful to me thanks

Excellent but CTRL+ mouse click on label or field is quicker than Edit Group

69. Ninan Joseph Sat, 22 May 2010 23:01

Very useful info

Hi Dai

I like your OOo-tutorial. I'am searching a way to add PDFs to my Database. That needs a more advanced control alement than for data and time. Do you have a tutorial how to masters this?

Kind regards,


Awesome :-)

66. peter shaw Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:06

open office is very difficult, but these tutorials are very good. There is nothing better than "learning by examples".

I think you do an excellent tutorial. Thanks for the info.


Your approach is very good. I like that you move slowly and point to everything you are talking about with the cursor. I've found the database series very helpful.

#5 is very useful. Shows creation of two kinds of controls and switching in and out of design mode. Not clear what "repeat" does. Shows that OODB is somewhat illogical in that you have to set it to edit group when one wants to edit only one element of a group.

Very good. But the pace is a bit slow, u could go a little faster, for those with background with similar tools (MS Access). Overall, you're doing a great job!

Thanks. I'll keeping watching others from the same series, and I'm going to Read The Fine Manual.

I thought it was very interesting, but it was just a little to fast for me. I even wrote down the main things I should now, too.

Very nice little tutorial.

I was actually looking for something explaining me how to make more than one subform, but still good work!

Thank you so much. I couldn't find this type of clear info anywhere else!!

Thank you. Thank you. You can send me links to your stuff anytime.

57. Pat Bailey Fri, 05 Feb 2010 11:53

The videos have been very helpful in getting started with OpenOffice. I like the way each gets right into the specific task and working examples.

55. Dotan Cohen Thu, 07 Jan 2010 08:30

The video may or may not be informative, I could not get through it. The first minute seemed like 10 seconds of information, and 50 seconds of "uh, um". It is obvious how much effort and good intention was put into this video, but it was frustrating to watch. I suggest planning on what you want to say before making the video, and speaking clearly (NOT slowly).

I hope that you understand that my criticism is constructive, and do not get offended.

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