General Meeting Presentation

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Aaron Kogan

Automating Microsoft Word through Access

Aaron Kogan

Aaron will be presenting a utility he built that uses Office automation to fill from Access a Word document form that has been "locked" (i.e. password protected and the password is unknown) and thus is not able to edit fields or field names. The form uses a combination of form fields and "content controls."

Aaron Kogan got his start with IT in the late 1900's using GPS & GIS to map Haleakala National Park on Maui, where he currently lives. He started using Microsoft Access when it was still installed using 24 3.5" not-so-floppy disks. During the early part of his database software development career he worked in the conservation sector for The National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy and several other Hawaii-based agencies. Since 2003, Aaron has been the owner/operator of SLM Data LLC, developing database software for clients across many industries. Aaron was a DAAUG board member while he lived in the Denver area from 2008 until 2012.

Watch the recorded video of "Automating Microsoft Word through Access" on our YouTube channel