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    Office 2k SR1a

    I've been running O2K Prof for about 2 years (maybe a bit less) and I have no problems with it. Is there any good reason to bother with the Service Release packs (I have none at the moment).
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    Re: Office 2k SR1a

    No reason whatsoever. I run O2K Premium and have had no problems (exception: PhotoDraw). I use Office hard, but unless I see a problem listed in Q245021 (List of fixes...) I will not install it. Many problems can result (I did tech support for MS Office for 1 1/2 yrs.) My motto - if it's not broke, don't fix it!

    And stay away from SP-2 if you ever use e-mail to attach files. For a more comprehensive read, check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/archives.asp>http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/archives.asp</A>

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    Re: Office 2k SR1a

    Thanx for that piece of confirmation. I had an idea that it wasn't worth the bother and you've reassured me.
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    Re: Office 2k SR1a

    That depends very much on the applications and features you're using in Office 2k. If you use Access, then you absolutely SHOULD apply SR1a because it fixes several very annoying problems with Access 2000. I have had no problems whatsoever with SR1a, although I have avoided SR2 on Woody's recommandation.
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    Re: Office 2k SR1a

    Charlotte, I do have an Access db with lots of macros and some code. It works well so what are the annoyances you mention?
    Peter Herworth

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    Re: Office 2k SR1a

    I seem to recall one of the issues was that you couldnt use Access files in offline folders

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    Re: Office 2k SR1a

    That's one I never tested. The big problem as far as I was concerned was with Autonumber fields. If you appended records to a table with an autonumber field, including values appended into the autonumber field itself, the next autonumber will probably try to start at 1 or at least at the next highest number before you appended the records. I use autonumbers extensively, and that was a problem I was delighted to see cured in SR1a.
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    Re: Office 2k SR1a

    Is SR-1a still the recommended version of Office 2000? I just want to make sure I don't upgrade to far...
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Office 2k SR1a

    it depends if you use outlook or not. if you don't sp2 is fine.

    sp2 adds the security features often referred to as "Outlook Hell" that many people like to avoid. In all honesty, i've been working for a few weeks with outlook 2002 without using exchange server admin for or the com addin and it really is not as annoying as i expected.

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