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    2002 vs. XP

    I am highly confused as to what the difference is (if there is one) between Office 2002 and Office XP. I have seen the terms used in different places and do not know if they are the same or not. I use Excel VBA a lot with xl97 and xl2000 and want to also give whatever is the next version but is it called Excel 2002 or Excel XP? I looked on Amazon's site and see software called by both names.

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    Re: 2002 vs. XP

    Hi Deb,

    Office XP is the name of the suite containing the Applications 2002.
    See <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/office/howtobuy/choosing.htm>here</A>.
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    Re: 2002 vs. XP

    I suspect they discovered that Office 2002 is quite a mouthful and wanted to encourage a tie-in with Windows XP anyhow. However, there is a problem between the VBE for Office 2000 and the one installed by Office XP. A hotpatch is in the works, but they haven't announced it yet as far as I know. The problem will unexpectedly corrupt the code in a 2000 project, and even with the patch, anything corrupted will still be corrupted because it won't fix that, ony prevent it from happening again.
    Charlotte

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    Re: 2002 vs. XP

    Great, thanks for the warning!! I will edit my code to prevent a user who has XP from running my Excel project (written/tested in xl97 and xl2000) else while they're using the thing, it might blow up and do weird things and they'll come crying to me. <img src=/S/crybaby.gif border=0 alt=crybaby width=15 height=15> I'll tell them about the pending patch though.

    Thanks for the heads up, I'm off now to search the MS KB for this article and any other potential bombs. I will also load XP on a spare PC I have and start testing it with my Excel workbooks.

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    Re: 2002 vs. XP

    Here's the link on the problem: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q304548>ACC2000: Error Message: Error Accessing File. Network Connection May Have Been Lost. (Q304548)</A>
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    Re: 2002 vs. XP

    Ah, good, it's for Access only so I won't see that error as all my work is in Excel. Whew. I did however, look thru what I could find in the KB for 'vba' and 'XP' and found about 20 items.

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    Re: 2002 vs. XP

    Don't be too sure it won't affect the other apps. Remember that the entire Office suite uses the same VBE library.
    Charlotte

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