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    'missing or broken reference to the file msoutl.ol (Access 2003 / 2007)

    I have an Access 2003 databse that seems to work fine in 2007 with the exception that this error keeps poping up.

    "missing or broken reference to the file msoutl.olb"

    Any ideas?

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    Re: 'missing or broken reference to the file msoutl.ol (Access 2003 / 2007

    References are pointers to code libraries that provide additional functionality. So for instance, if you are using Word automation, you typically have a Reference to the Word code library that allows you manipulate Word from within Access.

    msout.olb is the name of the Outlook library. It sounds like the 2003 machine has Outlook installed, but the 2007 machine does not.
    Is there any code in your db that uses Outlook? If not you can remove the Reference.

    <UL><LI>Activate the VBA editor. Press Alt + F11
    <LI>Go to Tools...References
    <LI>In the list of References, untick Microsoft Outlook
    <LI>Close and Return to Access[/list]
    Regards
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    Re: 'missing or broken reference to the file msoutl.ol (Access 2003 / 2007

    That is it then. The form does reference Outlook. I have a field that when lost focus, it checks for an email address then composes an email to be sent.
    I do have Outlook 2003 installed on this machine, but did not install Outlook 2007.


    Thanks for your help.
    Richard

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