RE: Help: '97 to 2000 Access question

Subject: RE: Help: '97 to 2000 Access question
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 11:58:50 -0500

I agree that running the employer's/customer's
version is likely *far* safer than continually
converting, but...
If Nancy was referring to a first-time install
of Office 2000 on her home machine, and not to
an upgrade from Office 97, then she might not
actually *have* 97 lying around and might have
a hard time getting hold of 97 in order to install it.

I haven't seen 97 in the stores for a while.

All those people who are about to come forward,
waving their superseded copies of 97 should
recall that you can't legally sell/give-away
a previous version when you've upgraded to a
newer version.

/kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ehr, Meg [mailto:Meg -dot- Ehr -at- smartworks -dot- com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 10:42 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: RE: Help: '97 to 2000 Access question
>
>
> Nancy-
>
> Looks like MS has two possible solutions for you:
>
> 1. Install both 97 and 2000 on the same machine (continue to
> use 97 for work
> stuff). http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q241/1/41.asp
> 2. Convert the databases back and forth between the two versions.
> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q208/7/69.asp
>
> I have not tried either of these, but my instinct is that
> keeping 97 on your
> home machine would be less risky than converting back and
> forth each time
> you edit.
>
> Meg Ehr

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