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Web Support in Access 97 Vs Access 2000

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Hi:

I am the ?proud? owner of Access 2000, and have been using it for a while (with help from
this group). I now want to put some Access applications on the web. An associate told me
that this was "a slam dunk" ( to use George Tenant phrase), because Access had all the
tools you needed built in. Well after a suitable struggle, I found that he was talking
about access 97, which had the following capabilities:

Wizards to save forms, queries, tables and reports and Pages as HTML
Publish to the web
HTML Importing & Saving

I believe the last of these is still available, but all the web wizards in Access 97 are
prominent by their absence from Access 2000. My questions are twofold:

1. Why did MS pull these invaluable tools from the suite
2. Is there some add on that includes these tools that I could buy.

I don't want to have to invest in a big package to make a few mid sized web based
applications, but I would like some tools to make it easy for a relative neophyte.

Help and advice please.

John Baker
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Access 2000 and later versions have the capability to create Data Access
Pages, which run on the server and are accessed via browser. They do have
some limitations -- users must be running Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
(other browsers will not work) and must have the Office Web Extensions
installed (those can be obtained, free, from the Microsoft website).

Do a little research on these at http://www.microsoft.com/office -- because
of their limitations, they are not for everyone, but are very useful for
modest applications on an intranet.

If it were me, I'd skip Access 2000. Either Access 2002 or Access 2003 have
improvements over Access 2000, but the Help interface, IMNSHO, is better in
Access 2002. And, given that it is not the most current version, chances
would be better to get a "buy" on it at the online auction sites.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"John Baker" <Ba******@Verizon.net> wrote in message
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Hi:

I am the ?proud? owner of Access 2000, and have been using it for a while (with help from this group). I now want to put some Access applications on the web. An associate told me that this was "a slam dunk" ( to use George Tenant phrase), because Access had all the tools you needed built in. Well after a suitable struggle, I found that he was talking about access 97, which had the following capabilities:

Wizards to save forms, queries, tables and reports and Pages as HTML
Publish to the web
HTML Importing & Saving

I believe the last of these is still available, but all the web wizards in Access 97 are prominent by their absence from Access 2000. My questions are twofold:

1. Why did MS pull these invaluable tools from the suite
2. Is there some add on that includes these tools that I could buy.

I don't want to have to invest in a big package to make a few mid sized web based applications, but I would like some tools to make it easy for a relative neophyte.
Help and advice please.

John Baker

Nov 12 '05 #2

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Thank, Larry

Does Access 2002 run over Windows 98?

John

"Larry Linson" <bo*****@localhost.not> wrote:
Access 2000 and later versions have the capability to create Data Access
Pages, which run on the server and are accessed via browser. They do have
some limitations -- users must be running Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
(other browsers will not work) and must have the Office Web Extensions
installed (those can be obtained, free, from the Microsoft website).

Do a little research on these at http://www.microsoft.com/office -- because
of their limitations, they are not for everyone, but are very useful for
modest applications on an intranet.

If it were me, I'd skip Access 2000. Either Access 2002 or Access 2003 have
improvements over Access 2000, but the Help interface, IMNSHO, is better in
Access 2002. And, given that it is not the most current version, chances
would be better to get a "buy" on it at the online auction sites.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"John Baker" <Ba******@Verizon.net> wrote in message
news:3m********************************@4ax.com.. .
Hi:

I am the ?proud? owner of Access 2000, and have been using it for a while

(with help from
this group). I now want to put some Access applications on the web. An

associate told me
that this was "a slam dunk" ( to use George Tenant phrase), because

Access had all the
tools you needed built in. Well after a suitable struggle, I found that he

was talking
about access 97, which had the following capabilities:

Wizards to save forms, queries, tables and reports and Pages as HTML
Publish to the web
HTML Importing & Saving

I believe the last of these is still available, but all the web wizards in

Access 97 are
prominent by their absence from Access 2000. My questions are twofold:

1. Why did MS pull these invaluable tools from the suite
2. Is there some add on that includes these tools that I could buy.

I don't want to have to invest in a big package to make a few mid sized

web based
applications, but I would like some tools to make it easy for a relative

neophyte.

Help and advice please.

John Baker


Nov 12 '05 #3

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"John Baker" <Ba******@Verizon.net> wrote in message
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Thank, Larry

Does Access 2002 run over Windows 98?

John


It appears it will -- see the information at
http://www.microsoft.com/products/in...562fb&type=req

Watch out for word wrap on the URL.

Mine is installed on a machine running Windows 2000 Professional.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Nov 12 '05 #4

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