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I upgraded from Access97 to Access2002 last year.

I just noticed that the default file format is Access 2000. Can that be the
reason that I sometimes get "Microsoft Access has encountered..." when
sending e-mails to a group of teachers? And why, when upgrading to 2002,
would the default file format be for Access2000?

Should I change the format to 2002 or could that cause other problems?

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Dec 17 '06 #1
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>I upgraded from Access97 to Access2002 last year.

I just noticed that the default file format is Access 2000. Can that be the
reason that I sometimes get "Microsoft Access has encountered..." when
sending e-mails to a group of teachers?
No.
And why, when upgrading to 2002,
would the default file format be for Access2000?
So you can share your file with people who have Access 2000. Access 2003 also
uses the 2000 file format as its default for the same reason.
Should I change the format to 2002 or could that cause other problems?
Only if the new format offers you some advantage. You would need to change the
format of a file that you wanted to make an MDE from. Access 2002 cannot make
an MDE that is in 2000 file format though it can run such a file.

There is an article somewhere that lists what the differences and advantages (if
any) to the new file format are, but I don't recall what they are. I do seem to
recall that they are not "wow" issues.

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Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
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Dec 17 '06 #2
Thanks for the info. I won't change any definitions for now.
Leah

Rick Brandt wrote:
>>I upgraded from Access97 to Access2002 last year.

I just noticed that the default file format is Access 2000. Can that be the
reason that I sometimes get "Microsoft Access has encountered..." when
sending e-mails to a group of teachers?

No.
>And why, when upgrading to 2002,
would the default file format be for Access2000?

So you can share your file with people who have Access 2000. Access 2003 also
uses the 2000 file format as its default for the same reason.
>Should I change the format to 2002 or could that cause other problems?

Only if the new format offers you some advantage. You would need to change the
format of a file that you wanted to make an MDE from. Access 2002 cannot make
an MDE that is in 2000 file format though it can run such a file.

There is an article somewhere that lists what the differences and advantages (if
any) to the new file format are, but I don't recall what they are. I do seem to
recall that they are not "wow" issues.
--
Message posted via AccessMonster.com
http://www.accessmonster.com/Uwe/For...ccess/200612/1

Dec 17 '06 #3

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