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    More or less on Snapshot

    I created the monthly reports and saved to another directory in snapshot format. Then sent them to all of my bosses...
    Naturally, it didn't open in Access for them.
    We ALL have Access 97 and work on an NT 4.0 network.

    We can not just install snapshot viewer because we work for a state department with a rather autonomous automation staff.
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    I myself installed it to test it and now I can't tell if I'm at fault or if this another MS gaffe.

    Is the snapshot capability an add-in component on install?

    If so, is there any way I can check to see what add-ins may or may not have been installed on these other machines?

    The tale has a happy ending:
    I made PDFs...of course <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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    Re: More or less on Snapshot

    Snapshot Viewer is a stand alone program (.exe) similar in that respect to Adobe Acrobat Reader. If your users want to view .snp snapshot reports they need snapview.exe installed on their machines.

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    Re: More or less on Snapshot

    Correct me if I am mistaken, but I thought that anyone with Access has the capability of viewing snapshot documents. At the very, very least, a later version of Access such as 97 or 2k.

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    Re: More or less on Snapshot

    Nope, it's an external format created for folks who "don't" have Access. If you want to share a report with someone who "has" access -- give them the actual Report module. Having said that, I realize there could be a lot of reasons for Snapping or freezing a report. However, you still can't get beyond the need for snapview.exe on the viewer's machine. Snapview can be found on the Office CD or downloaded from MS at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q175/2/74.ASP>this kb article</A>

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    Re: More or less on Snapshot

    GOT IT!! <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>
    I guess I misread the previous thread...(he said)
    Since I have The Snaphot viewer and MS was to CS to install a pdf print driver, I think the smart procedure is:
    1-Save the report as snapshot
    2-open the snapshot in the snapshot viewer
    3-print to file into a PDF
    4-distribute as needed.

    No muss no fuss...

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