Categories: "Professional"

Professional Welcome

Welcome to the professional section of my blog. The blog entries in this section are intended to cover subjects in my primary areas of expertise, particularly accounting and information technology. Design, consulting and business related topics are some of the other areas I have focused on in the past. My resume can be reviewed at http://www.tylerhosting.com/dbell/resume to see what projects I have been involved with in these areas.

The categories are not broken down further, but the following are some of subjects of interest in each of the areas that I anticipate discussing.

Accounting
Taxation, consulting, non-profit

Business
Manufacturing, inventory control

Consulting
Small business

Financial Planning
Individual financial, retirement, and tax planning

Information Technology
Web development, database development, software, project management

Tax Accounting
Individual and business tax law, preparation, and planning

The efforts in this section will also be focused on identifying solutions in these areas than discussing personal concerns. When I consolidated my blogs into one I decided to leave most of the older log entries of a personal nature in a separate section for now. 

Visit VITA for Free Tax Preparation

Tax season marks the beginning of one of the services being provided by PATH in Tyler. PATH is the site of the local Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The main feature of the VITA program is that low-income taxpayers can go to a VITA  site an… more »

Seven Languages of the Web

  From: 12/30/2007 I was at a Mensa gathering a couple months ago and a couple of people there were talking about their web pages. These were smart people, but they didn't know much about the way today's web works. This is a simple guide to understan… more »

A Microsoft Access Front-End Updater

A question came up on one of the discussion forums is how to automatically update the front end (FE) of a split database. Instead of taking up space on the board, I'm posting it here. This is the method I used on the only situation where I provided that… more »

Menu Manager as the New Switchboard Manager

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Overcoming Access Switchboard Limitations

This a second article on using the Microsoft Access Switchboard. I use this feature all of the time, although I don't see many other Access programs that do. Part of that may be the limitations of the feature. One limitation is that you can't have more… more »

Customizing the Access Switchboard

In the next few entries I'm going to look at the design of menu, editing of the code for more functionality, and developing an alternate menu editor. Simple Design Home page Logo click Adding parameters - Hide/Show - Expand/Collapse - Auto Expand (Swit… more »

From Eudora to Thunderbird

I've been using the Internet since 1995, and have moved from Eudora to Outlook to Pegasus to Thunderbird. In the last few weeks I've moved all of the saved emails to a single IMAP email account. The most difficult transition was getting my Eudora emails… more »