quote: "what is the easiest most painless way to accomplish this with access?"
the easiest is probably not to do it.
however if you know the URL, and you know the names of the text boxes to be filled in, and the form is reentrant (ie accepts parameters) then you could open the the URL with the parameters it itself uses.
the parametes here are
the first parameter is spearated form the URl with a ?, subsequent parameterts are separated by using a &.
however you will need to have a lot of luck
failing that it might be possible to use sendkeys - thats a really good way to get committed.
I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton