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Hey there folks. I'm looking for some software. I don't need it to be fancy or do much, but here is what I'm looking for.

I sometimes have to manage large conventions, and the people who come need name tags. These people also need to be logged into the computer system as attending the conferences, along with info like their e-mail addresses and where they're from.

So, is there a program out there that would allow the visitors to walk up to a computer, type in their own information and have a nametag automatically print out? In addition to the computer storing the information they entered in a database?

I'm guessing there's a way to do this with Microsoft Access, but I don't know how simple and idiot-proof that would be, plus I don't know how to set it up. I just want something simple that won't confuse anyone who is using it.

Thanks in advance if any of you can provide help!


P.S. If this is the wrong thread to be posting this in, then I apologize. Please direct me to the proper area.

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Contact me for a custom app. Won't take long (few weeks) but it's all in the details such as what printer, networks and such will be involved.

Me? Just a grizzled embedded hardware and software person.

The deal can be that I take some of the screen space to promote... "me."


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Thanks much Proffitt, I'll keep that in mind. Before I go getting something custom made though, I'll probably try and get Microsoft Access to do half decent job. I appreciate the offer though, and I might get back to you eventually if I can't work it out.

Anyone else have a suggestion?

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How do I put this nicely?

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MS Access? If you want to know a secret, that is why I still get calls for my work.

I use MySQL.

Why are you picking a database that is not ready for your application?


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