I run Access 2003 and When I tried to put a linked OLE bitmap image into a table it shows in the cell as "package" instead of "Bitmap image". when it is viewed in a form or report the image looks top me to be an icon image instead of the bitmap picture. I've tried to find any settings that I can use to correct this but to no avail.
1. I right clicked on the field.
2. left click on insert object.
3.clicked on create from file.
4. clicked browse
5. went to file that holds the bitmap picture.
6. double clicked pcture.
7. clicked ok
8. clicked the link button
9. clicked ok
I ask because I don't use OLE Object Data types much at all, instead I just store the path to an image and use that to show the image in forms etc. It might be worth you doing that... depending on what the images are for.
I think you have to paste the image content itself to get it to do what you want. Open the image, select it, copy, then paste it into the field.