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    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by No-Name Slob, Aug 23, 2015.

    You guys have become my Google, apparently. Sorry. I got the answer with a quick search on the interwebz. :rolleyes:
     
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    Sadly, I don't think that you can copyright a title even after writing and publishing it. One would think that you could trademark once it's actually in use, but the number of identical titles that I see suggests that I'm wrong about that thought.
     
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    Yeah you can't copyright a title. You could build up trademark rights, or file a federal trademark registration and try to protect it that way.
     
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    Ah, yes you're right.
     
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    I suppose that's an option, but I don't think it's all that serious, since I can still use it, even if someone else uses it in the interim. I have no idea when I'll actually have it completed, so seems kinda pointless since I could lose the trademark within a certain timeframe of stagnancy, anyway. Lol.

    I just bought the domain, so that's good enough for now. Maybe I'll look into the trademark option later down the line.
     
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    You bought an entire domain? Money must be good. :) Seriously, when you're ready. Share it...

    Also, if you you need any 'web' help, let me know in a PM.
     
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    Ha, domain name.
     
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    Yep, pulled out some geek humor.. Domain vs. Domain name...But seriously, if you need any help launching, let me know -- I'm a master at .php, photoshop (.psd), html5, and a few others I rather not mention because it ages me (vba being one of them :) ).

    This is my latest: promoteit.social
     
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    The most beautiful code I've written has been in VBA:

    Public Function Audit_Trail()
    On Error GoTo Err_Audit_Trail

    'ACC -- Use this code to Create an Audit Trail of Record Changes in a Form...General Public License_free for all.

    Dim Myform As Form
    Dim ctl As Control
    Dim sUser As String
    sUser = CurrentUser
    Set Myform = Screen.ActiveForm
    ' sUser = "User: " & UsersID 'You need to identify your users if you are not using Access security with workgroups.


    'If new record, record it in audit trail and exit function. <-- In and out, quick.
    If Myform.NewRecord = True Then
    Myform!AuditTrail = Myform!tbAuditTrail & "New Record added on " & Now & " by " & sUser & ";"
    Exit Function
    End If

    'Set date and current user if the form (current record) has been modified.
    Myform!AuditTrail = Myform!tbAuditTrail & vbCrLf & vbLf & "Changes made on " & Now & " by " & sUser & ";"

    'Check each data entry control for change and record old value of the control. <- This is the capture - Old vs New.
    For Each ctl In Myform.Controls

    'Only check data entry type controls.
    Select Case ctl.ControlType
    Case acTextBox, acComboBox, acListBox, acOptionGroup, acCheckBox
    If ctl.NAME = "tbAuditTrail" Then GoTo TryNextControl 'Skip AuditTrail field.
    'If new and old value do not equal
    If ctl.Value <> ctl.OldValue Then
    Myform!AuditTrail = Myform!tbAuditTrail & vbCrLf & ctl.NAME & ": Changed From: " & ctl.OldValue & ", To: " & ctl.Value
    'If old value is Null and new value is not Null
    ElseIf IsNull(ctl.OldValue) And Len(ctl.Value) > 0 Or ctl.OldValue = "" And Len(ctl.Value) > 0 Then
    Myform!AuditTrail = Myform!tbAuditTrail & vbCrLf & ctl.NAME & ": Was Previoulsy Null, New Value: " & ctl.Value
    'If new value is Null and old value is not Null
    ElseIf IsNull(ctl.Value) And Len(ctl.OldValue) > 0 Or ctl.Value = "" And Len(ctl.OldValue) > 0 Then
    Myform!AuditTrail = Myform!tbAuditTrail & vbCrLf & ctl.NAME & ": Changed From: " & ctl.OldValue & ", To: Null"
    End If
    End Select

    TryNextControl:
    Next ctl

    Exit_Audit_Trail:
    Exit Function

    Err_Audit_Trail:
    If Err.Number = 64535 Then 'Operation is not supported for this type of object.
    Exit Function
    ElseIf Err.Number = 2475 Then 'You entered an expression that requires a form to be the active window
    Beep
    MsgBox "A form is required to be the active window!", vbCritical, "Invalid Active Window"
    Else
    Beep
    MsgBox Err.Number & " - " & Err.Description
    End If
    Resume Exit_Audit_Trail

    End Function

    --- It was a thing of beauty, used by many programmers after me...
     
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