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    Hi:

    My friend has a MS Access db in version 2007.
    I have MS Access version 2003.
    She wants me to work on her db.
    She needs to email it to me as we live far apart.

    She has tried to save her 2007 db in 2003 format but it won't allow her to do it.

    How can we find some compatibility with our different software versions?

    thanks
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    [quote name='geronimo123' post='764360' date='09-Mar-2009 14:42'][/quote]
    Welcome to the Lounge!

    Access 2003 cannot open databases in the new .accdb format, so your friend will have to save her database in Access 2000 (or Access 2002/2003) .mdb format. If she has used Access 2007-specific features this could cause the problem she mentions. She could create a new database, convert it to Access 2000 format and import all databases objects from the problem database into it, then send you the Access 2000 database.

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    Yes we tried that but it did not allow it to be saved to another version.

    Could it be a "permission"? requirement.

    g

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    [quote name='HansV' post='764365' date='09-Mar-2009 09:53']Welcome to the Lounge!

    Access 2003 cannot open databases in the new .accdb format, so your friend will have to save her database in Access 2000 (or Access 2002/2003) .mdb format. If she has used Access 2007-specific features this could cause the problem she mentions. She could create a new database, convert it to Access 2000 format and import all databases objects from the problem database into it, then send you the Access 2000 database.[/quote]

    I am having trouble responding to your response.

    Here goes ....

    We tried what you suggested but it did not allow it.
    Could it have something to do with db permissions?

    g

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    [quote name='geronimo123' post='764383' date='09-Mar-2009 15:57'][/quote]
    Does she get an error message when trying to convert? If so, what is the exact text of the error message?

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    Did she make sure that she had no objects open when trying to Save As?
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