My dad has MS Access 2007 on his PC. I've got it on one of my desktops. He called me up, asking how to insert an image into a field of an Access table. Frankly, I've never done that, but whipped up a simple table, with an indentify (autonumber) field and an OLE Object field, and tried to insert images. I found that if I choose .jpg files, they got inserted into the field with a label of "Package", but if I inserted a .bmp file it got inserted into the field as a "Bitmap Image". More importantly, when I generated a quick report against that table, all of the "Package" items appear as broken images, but all of the "Bitmap Image" records had images in the report. So, clearly it looks to me as though they have to be .bmp files. I told my dad that, and he went and tried to do that. However, he claims that all of them get inserted as "Package", so none of them look right in reports.
Why? What's he doing wrong? Is there some configuration setting he needs to take care of?