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Need advice on upgrading to Office 2003 Pro

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Hi Folks,

I have a widely distributed Access 200 Application. I must retain my
ability to support users who are still on Access 2000 and Access 2000
Runtime. However I also need to upgrade my development environment to
Office 2003 Professional.

My question is: Where can I find a comprehensive description of the
known issues that will affect my ability to do all of the above after
I upgrade my own development environment to Office 2003 Pro?

Thanks for all responses.

--LW
Nov 13 '05 #1
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"Lauren Wilson" <???@???.???> wrote in message
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Hi Folks,

I have a widely distributed Access 200 Application. I must retain my
ability to support users who are still on Access 2000 and Access 2000
Runtime. However I also need to upgrade my development environment to
Office 2003 Professional.

My question is: Where can I find a comprehensive description of the
known issues that will affect my ability to do all of the above after
I upgrade my own development environment to Office 2003 Pro?


Access 2003 can create and work with files in 2000 format. In fact that's the
default file format for 2003. However you'll have to avoid using any features
that were introduced in 2002 or 2003 and if you want to distribute as an MDE
then you'll need to keep a copy of A2000 for that. 2003 can only create a 2003
MDE which your A2000 users wouldn't be able to open.
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Nov 13 '05 #2

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On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 18:20:40 -0500, "Rick Brandt"
<ri*********@hotmail.com> wrote:
"Lauren Wilson" <???@???.???> wrote in message
news:p2********************************@4ax.com.. .
Hi Folks,

I have a widely distributed Access 200 Application. I must retain my
ability to support users who are still on Access 2000 and Access 2000
Runtime. However I also need to upgrade my development environment to
Office 2003 Professional.

My question is: Where can I find a comprehensive description of the
known issues that will affect my ability to do all of the above after
I upgrade my own development environment to Office 2003 Pro?


Access 2003 can create and work with files in 2000 format. In fact that's the
default file format for 2003. However you'll have to avoid using any features
that were introduced in 2002 or 2003 and if you want to distribute as an MDE
then you'll need to keep a copy of A2000 for that. 2003 can only create a 2003
MDE which your A2000 users wouldn't be able to open.


Thanks a lot Rick. I assume there is a runtime version of Access 2003
-- correct? If so, I could get ALL my people up on 2003 by just
insisting that they install Access 2003 Runtime -- correct?

If that is possible and I do it -- what, if any impact will there be
on those folks who do it but are still using Outlook 2000 or 2002? I
ask because my app is highly integrated with Outlook. Those features
work fine with Outlook 2003 already even though it's an Access 2000
app.

Your further elaboration non this will be much appreciated.

--LW
Nov 13 '05 #3

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