Access File Format Issues

The file format that you select as the default file format will determine whether your Access databases can be opened in previous versions of the Access software. This is important if you are going to share Access files with users who use previous versions of Access (such as Access 2000) or if you are going to also use a computer that is running an earlier version of Access.

To set the default file format for Access databases, follow these steps:

  1. In the Access window, select Tools , then Options . The Options dialog box will open .

  2. Select the Advanced tab on the Options dialog box (see Figure 4.1).

    Figure 4.1. Set the default file format for your Access databases.

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  3. On the Advanced tab, click the Default File Format drop-down list. The default file format is Access 2000, which provides a file format that is compatible with Access 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you will not be using Access 2000 to work on the database, you may change the file format to Access 2002-2003 (which is compatible with both Access 2002 and 2003).

  4. After making your selection, click OK. You will be returned to the Access window.



Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
ISBN: B005HKSHB2
EAN: N/A
Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Authors: Joe Habraken

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