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 ...

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video tutorial by Dai, added 08/07

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23. polo ralph lauren shirts clearance Sat, 11 Sep 2010 02:38

liked it

22. ikuozikiuk Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:25

Your tutorials have been very helpful but I am having a problem. I have created the form but cannot enter my data. What do I do?

21. DonaldMon Fri, 18 Jun 2010 17:50

Thanks for your very helpful tutorials

20. Sun, 02 May 2010 04:42

Marvellous movies; helped me enormously in coming to grips with setting up a databse in Open Office. Thanks!

Again nice job, simply and clear!

18. anonymous Fri, 27 Nov 2009 12:10

I have lerned more in the fifteen miutes or so that I have been viewing Dai's tutorials than I've been able to find out in the last two months!

Thanks for a great job well done!

17. anonymous Sun, 08 Nov 2009 11:58

Excellent to do videos

16. anonymous Sat, 07 Nov 2009 16:52

Very useful set of tutorials. Thank you!

15. anonymous Sat, 07 Nov 2009 09:00

Great way to find what you can do with this software. Now I have enough knowledge to start experimenting and arranging the database to fit my needs. Thanks for the boost I needed to understand the what I need to do and learn.

14. anonymous Wed, 07 Oct 2009 02:42

Very interest! Thank you!

13. anonymous Sat, 26 Sep 2009 20:11


12. anonymous Sat, 29 Aug 2009 10:27

still learning, you r right u could do with sum feed back feedback

11. anonymous Sun, 23 Aug 2009 16:22

Still trying to get the form to accept data. Its still in read-only and I can't find how to get it out of that mode.

10. anonymous Sun, 23 Aug 2009 14:31

Great demonstration of data entry.

My mind was asking, why do make an another form? Perhaps it was premature for me to ask for now. But then thanks anyway for the info in copying an existing form.

8. anonymous Tue, 23 Jun 2009 08:21

Great tutorial. NOW I understand!

Just two little questions: Do you somewhere explain ALL of the different field-types? (varchar, date, ...) Some of them are self-explanatory (boolean, duh), but for me as a newbie the rest of them are more trial and error.

And: Why did you create a separate table for "type" (health, ...)? Couldn't you have done that just like "location"?

I must admit, I'm just at lesson 8 ...

7. anonymous Tue, 23 Jun 2009 07:44

Great tutorial. NOW I understand!

Just two little questions: Do you somewhere explain ALL of the different field-types? (varchar, date, ...) Some of them are self-explanatory (boolean, duh), but for me as a newbie the rest of them are more trial and error.

And: Why did you create a separate table for "type" (health, ...)? Couldn't you have done that just like "location"?

I must admit, I'm just at lesson 8 ...

6. anonymous Wed, 13 May 2009 08:24

Great tutorials thanks, my brain is hurting with the number of possible applications. I blame you, lol.

5. anonymous Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:57


4. anonymous Fri, 23 Jan 2009 02:31

Before this I had no idea of possibilities that Base has. So thank you very much that you have made these videos. I have used Access before and I thought that Base wouldn´t be as good but I was wrong Base gives quite the same :D So thank you once more and now I go to see what you have about Scribus cause it is too expencive to have at home any Pagemaker or InDesign:D Yor work seems to be most helful for me;)

3. anonymous Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:32

6 Days ago, I began the journey to learn something about a Database. I m old and have very little computer savvy. I tried to learn by just reading. I was stuck and frustrated. Then, somehow I found this Video.

We tend to over the words Amazing and Fantastic these days. Both describe how wonderful this video is. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I'm on lesson 9 and have already created my own Database for Fishing Reports. I'm still learning and I probably will lose this knowledge but if so it's my Brain that has too much abuse for 65 years.

After spinning my wheels for 4 days-the last 2 have been fruitful due to you and your efforts.

Now, back to Video 10...

Dr. Hugh Valentine



Whoa, this really does take me back to Access now! I bet things are more consistent in OpenOffice...

Dai - one suggestion - your descriptions are very short, typically just a few words. Longer descriptions will help Google bring in people who are on the web and searching for OpenOffice help.

I'd suggest writing 1 or 2 paragraphs and remembering to use good keywords and phrases, for this video perhaps mentioning 'create form', 'design view', 'form name', 'edit view' and the like.

You can edit your video descriptions by going to 'my page' when you login and using the Edit link.

Cheers, I look forward to seeing the others in the queue,


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