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Access' native controls are functional without being overwhelming. However, the other Office applications don't always interpret Access controls properly. For instance, the publishing process loses check box controls and their bound data when publishing an Access report to Word. Fortunately, there are a couple of easy fixes for this limitation: Display the literal values or use Wingdings to display the check box controls in Word.
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By default, Access displays a check box control for a Yes/No field. A simple report, like this one, uses a check box to display the Discontinued values. We based this report on the Products table in the Access sample database, Northwind.