26 April, 2009

OpenOffice.org will open MS Access 2007 Documents

    I have Office 2007, at home, Office 2003, at work, and also OpenOffice.org at home.  I found that I needed to open MS Access 2007 files, with OpenOffice.org.

    Because Windows XP (and I think Vista too) does not have the Access 2007 database engine installed, by default -- even if one has Access 2007 installed, as I do -- one has to download and install the newer database engine in order to open Access 2007 files with OpenOffice.org.

    You can get it here:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7554F536-8C28-4598-9B72-EF94E038C891&displaylang=en

    Search this blog for prior occurrences of 'OpenOffice' to read my other postings related to this totally free Office-compatible suite.

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