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July 15, 2004 2:55:27 AM

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New 4300 with Office installed. Can open Excel and Word, but Access asks
what do I want to open with. Maybe I am trying to open the wrong file?

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July 15, 2004 4:30:33 AM

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What version of Office do you have? IIRC, only Office Pro has Access. SBE
(Small Business Edition) and Standard don't. Also, do you have the correct
version of Access?

If it was me, I'd try opening Access by finding the application in your
Programs list. Once you know that's running correctly, use the "File|Open"
option to open up that particular file. You can also right click on the
file, and see if you can "Open With..." Access.

Clint

"Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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> New 4300 with Office installed. Can open Excel and Word, but Access asks
> what do I want to open with. Maybe I am trying to open the wrong file?
>
>
Anonymous
July 15, 2004 5:56:24 AM

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Did you order it with the full (premium) version of Office? The standard
versions shipped do not include Access.


"Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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> New 4300 with Office installed. Can open Excel and Word, but Access asks
> what do I want to open with. Maybe I am trying to open the wrong file?
>
>
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Anonymous
July 15, 2004 7:21:04 AM

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On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 22:55:27 GMT, "Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net>
wrote:

>New 4300 with Office installed. Can open Excel and Word, but Access asks
>what do I want to open with. Maybe I am trying to open the wrong file?
>
Obviously, you have the Professional version of Office because it is the
only version that contains Access.

To answer your question, it is normal for Access to open with the screen
that you are describing. It is not asking what application you want to open
but which Access database you want to open when you start the Access
program. No, I don't understand why it does this because, unless you already
have a database created from an earlier version of Access, you don't have a
database to open. You can go ahead and close that dialog box and create a
new database if you don't already have one created.

Hope this helps.
--
<<<SgtRich>>>

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Anonymous
July 15, 2004 3:40:26 PM

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SgtRich <UseNewsgroup@NotEmail.invalid> wrote:

>"Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>>New 4300 with Office installed. Can open Excel and Word, but Access asks
>>what do I want to open with. Maybe I am trying to open the wrong file?
>>
>Obviously, you have the Professional version of Office because it is the
>only version that contains Access.

>To answer your question, it is normal for Access to open with the screen
>that you are describing. It is not asking what application you want to open
>but which Access database you want to open when you start the Access
>program. No, I don't understand why it does this because, unless you already
>have a database created from an earlier version of Access, you don't have a
>database to open. You can go ahead and close that dialog box and create a
>new database if you don't already have one created.

As, presumably, a long time Access user, you may have forgotten
that the default Access install includes several wizards and
templates that are "databases" you can open. In my version
[2002, SP3] Access opens with a menu box on the right side of the
blank screen that includes several options one can select,
including those exemplar templates for creating common office
databases. Presumably, that menu is a configurable option that I
set when setting up my home version when first installing it. It
doesn't appear on the installations I use at work. I've never
used it, but am too lazy to find out where to turn it off. ;->
--
OJ III
[Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
July 15, 2004 8:33:51 PM

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It is the Pro version(at some expense) because I wanted, for one, Access to
edit Works datadase files sent to me.
I try to open to either start a new data base or transfer files to it. I
get the open with option but I don't see Access on the list of programs.
If I can't open I can't see the wizards if any.
"Ogden Johnson III" <oj3usmc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:p u8df0tpam9578tu6fd0779gekualdukbe@4ax.com...
> SgtRich <UseNewsgroup@NotEmail.invalid> wrote:
>
> >"Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
> >>New 4300 with Office installed. Can open Excel and Word, but Access asks
> >>what do I want to open with. Maybe I am trying to open the wrong file?
> >>
> >Obviously, you have the Professional version of Office because it is the
> >only version that contains Access.
>
> >To answer your question, it is normal for Access to open with the screen
> >that you are describing. It is not asking what application you want to
open
> >but which Access database you want to open when you start the Access
> >program. No, I don't understand why it does this because, unless you
already
> >have a database created from an earlier version of Access, you don't have
a
> >database to open. You can go ahead and close that dialog box and create a
> >new database if you don't already have one created.
>
> As, presumably, a long time Access user, you may have forgotten
> that the default Access install includes several wizards and
> templates that are "databases" you can open. In my version
> [2002, SP3] Access opens with a menu box on the right side of the
> blank screen that includes several options one can select,
> including those exemplar templates for creating common office
> databases. Presumably, that menu is a configurable option that I
> set when setting up my home version when first installing it. It
> doesn't appear on the installations I use at work. I've never
> used it, but am too lazy to find out where to turn it off. ;->
> --
> OJ III
> [Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
> Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
Anonymous
July 15, 2004 10:47:29 PM

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"Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>It is the Pro version(at some expense) because I wanted, for one, Access to
>edit Works datadase files sent to me.

OK, now we're starting some where that may make sense. You have
a Works database file you want to convert to an MS Access
database file, so you can work on it, modify it, etc.

> I try to open to either start a new data base or transfer files to it.

How are you trying to open what? Are you double clicking on the
Works.dbf [or whatever extension Works uses for its database
files] file. Or are you opening Access, and then selecting File
| Open and trying to open the Works.dbf file?

>I get the open with option but I don't see Access on the list of programs.

Are you talking about the "Open With" menu that Windows gives you
when you double-click on a file trying to open it and there is no
file association for the file type in your Windows settings? Or
have you opened Access, are using the File | Open command,
selecting the Works.dbf file, and then getting an Access "Open
With" menu?

I am working in the dark here because I have never used MS Works
in any flavor. Further, I have never seen an MS Works *file* of
any flavor [save, possibly, an MS Word *.doc file created by the
MS Word included with the MS Works Suite]. The most common file
types I have ever imported into Access are dBase, Excel, Lotus,
Paradox, and the odd OBDC file.

I have checked, and MS Works is not shown on the list of file
types presented when you use the Access Import menu option.

Maybe someone else can help you, working with the information you
provided, but I'm still confused.

What I can suggest you do, just as a "What the heck, lets try it
and see if it works" kind of thing, is to open Access, then
create a new database with just one field in it, labeled anything
you want to label it with. This should free up your drop down
menus so the File | Get External Data | Import ... command
becomes available. Try selecting your Works.dbf file and see if
it can be imported.
--
OJ III
[Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
July 16, 2004 8:35:40 PM

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I appreciate your long answer. My question was too short. I am not yet at
the point where I have tried to convert a Works file. I was hoping to get at
that when ready from a HELP file. I was just trying to open the Access
program. I was talking about the Windows "Open With" menu and there is no
file association listed for that file type(pip). I have not yet got my ISP
on that computer, so I could not immediately go to the web option.
By trial and error, I did find where I could start a new database. Something
like Asclib. Who knew?
"Ogden Johnson III" <oj3usmc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ec0ef09nrc1kq47utb3404q7bh8pim5elv@4ax.com...
> "Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
> >It is the Pro version(at some expense) because I wanted, for one, Access
to
> >edit Works datadase files sent to me.
>
> OK, now we're starting some where that may make sense. You have
> a Works database file you want to convert to an MS Access
> database file, so you can work on it, modify it, etc.
>
> > I try to open to either start a new data base or transfer files to it.
>
> How are you trying to open what? Are you double clicking on the
> Works.dbf [or whatever extension Works uses for its database
> files] file. Or are you opening Access, and then selecting File
> | Open and trying to open the Works.dbf file?
>
> >I get the open with option but I don't see Access on the list of
programs.
>
> Are you talking about the "Open With" menu that Windows gives you
> when you double-click on a file trying to open it and there is no
> file association for the file type in your Windows settings? Or
> have you opened Access, are using the File | Open command,
> selecting the Works.dbf file, and then getting an Access "Open
> With" menu?
>
> I am working in the dark here because I have never used MS Works
> in any flavor. Further, I have never seen an MS Works *file* of
> any flavor [save, possibly, an MS Word *.doc file created by the
> MS Word included with the MS Works Suite]. The most common file
> types I have ever imported into Access are dBase, Excel, Lotus,
> Paradox, and the odd OBDC file.
>
> I have checked, and MS Works is not shown on the list of file
> types presented when you use the Access Import menu option.
>
> Maybe someone else can help you, working with the information you
> provided, but I'm still confused.
>
> What I can suggest you do, just as a "What the heck, lets try it
> and see if it works" kind of thing, is to open Access, then
> create a new database with just one field in it, labeled anything
> you want to label it with. This should free up your drop down
> menus so the File | Get External Data | Import ... command
> becomes available. Try selecting your Works.dbf file and see if
> it can be imported.
> --
> OJ III
> [Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
> Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
Anonymous
July 16, 2004 8:35:41 PM

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you've got a problem. Works databases are .wdb
files and unless you can get someone else to open them
in Works and resave as .dbf files you're SOL. You
would be better off just having the Works Suite.
See this MS KB item;
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=197894

"Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:wtTJc.264915$Gx4.168984@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> I appreciate your long answer. My question was too short. I am
not yet at
> the point where I have tried to convert a Works file. I was
hoping to get at
> that when ready from a HELP file. I was just trying to open the
Access
> program. I was talking about the Windows "Open With" menu and
there is no
> file association listed for that file type(pip). I have not yet
got my ISP
> on that computer, so I could not immediately go to the web
option.
> By trial and error, I did find where I could start a new
database. Something
> like Asclib. Who knew?
> "Ogden Johnson III" <oj3usmc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:ec0ef09nrc1kq47utb3404q7bh8pim5elv@4ax.com...
> > "Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> >
> > >It is the Pro version(at some expense) because I wanted, for
one, Access
> to
> > >edit Works datadase files sent to me.
> >
> > OK, now we're starting some where that may make sense. You
have
> > a Works database file you want to convert to an MS Access
> > database file, so you can work on it, modify it, etc.
> >
> > > I try to open to either start a new data base or transfer
files to it.
> >
> > How are you trying to open what? Are you double clicking on
the
> > Works.dbf [or whatever extension Works uses for its database
> > files] file. Or are you opening Access, and then selecting
File
> > | Open and trying to open the Works.dbf file?
> >
> > >I get the open with option but I don't see Access on the
list of
> programs.
> >
> > Are you talking about the "Open With" menu that Windows gives
you
> > when you double-click on a file trying to open it and there
is no
> > file association for the file type in your Windows settings?
Or
> > have you opened Access, are using the File | Open command,
> > selecting the Works.dbf file, and then getting an Access
"Open
> > With" menu?
> >
> > I am working in the dark here because I have never used MS
Works
> > in any flavor. Further, I have never seen an MS Works *file*
of
> > any flavor [save, possibly, an MS Word *.doc file created by
the
> > MS Word included with the MS Works Suite]. The most common
file
> > types I have ever imported into Access are dBase, Excel,
Lotus,
> > Paradox, and the odd OBDC file.
> >
> > I have checked, and MS Works is not shown on the list of file
> > types presented when you use the Access Import menu option.
> >
> > Maybe someone else can help you, working with the information
you
> > provided, but I'm still confused.
> >
> > What I can suggest you do, just as a "What the heck, lets try
it
> > and see if it works" kind of thing, is to open Access, then
> > create a new database with just one field in it, labeled
anything
> > you want to label it with. This should free up your drop
down
> > menus so the File | Get External Data | Import ... command
> > becomes available. Try selecting your Works.dbf file and see
if
> > it can be imported.
> > --
> > OJ III
> > [Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
> > Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
>
>
July 17, 2004 8:46:18 PM

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I may be SOL without something I don't have. I was under the impression from
a newsgroup (whoops?) that I could : a)With Access, receive an Access file,
edit it and send back; but not without the Access program. and
b)Could copy works database files into Access and convert to Access
database files; but not the reverse.
I see that HELP files are of no use help here. Are there Access or Office
newsgroups?
"PLS" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:M9WdnQaqG4gahGXdRVn-sQ@adelphia.com...
> you've got a problem. Works databases are .wdb
> files and unless you can get someone else to open them
> in Works and resave as .dbf files you're SOL. You
> would be better off just having the Works Suite.
> See this MS KB item;
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=197894
>
> "Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:wtTJc.264915$Gx4.168984@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> > I appreciate your long answer. My question was too short. I am
> not yet at
> > the point where I have tried to convert a Works file. I was
> hoping to get at
> > that when ready from a HELP file. I was just trying to open the
> Access
> > program. I was talking about the Windows "Open With" menu and
> there is no
> > file association listed for that file type(pip). I have not yet
> got my ISP
> > on that computer, so I could not immediately go to the web
> option.
> > By trial and error, I did find where I could start a new
> database. Something
> > like Asclib. Who knew?
> > "Ogden Johnson III" <oj3usmc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:ec0ef09nrc1kq47utb3404q7bh8pim5elv@4ax.com...
> > > "Clifton" <cxxmayer@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > >It is the Pro version(at some expense) because I wanted, for
> one, Access
> > to
> > > >edit Works datadase files sent to me.
> > >
> > > OK, now we're starting some where that may make sense. You
> have
> > > a Works database file you want to convert to an MS Access
> > > database file, so you can work on it, modify it, etc.
> > >
> > > > I try to open to either start a new data base or transfer
> files to it.
> > >
> > > How are you trying to open what? Are you double clicking on
> the
> > > Works.dbf [or whatever extension Works uses for its database
> > > files] file. Or are you opening Access, and then selecting
> File
> > > | Open and trying to open the Works.dbf file?
> > >
> > > >I get the open with option but I don't see Access on the
> list of
> > programs.
> > >
> > > Are you talking about the "Open With" menu that Windows gives
> you
> > > when you double-click on a file trying to open it and there
> is no
> > > file association for the file type in your Windows settings?
> Or
> > > have you opened Access, are using the File | Open command,
> > > selecting the Works.dbf file, and then getting an Access
> "Open
> > > With" menu?
> > >
> > > I am working in the dark here because I have never used MS
> Works
> > > in any flavor. Further, I have never seen an MS Works *file*
> of
> > > any flavor [save, possibly, an MS Word *.doc file created by
> the
> > > MS Word included with the MS Works Suite]. The most common
> file
> > > types I have ever imported into Access are dBase, Excel,
> Lotus,
> > > Paradox, and the odd OBDC file.
> > >
> > > I have checked, and MS Works is not shown on the list of file
> > > types presented when you use the Access Import menu option.
> > >
> > > Maybe someone else can help you, working with the information
> you
> > > provided, but I'm still confused.
> > >
> > > What I can suggest you do, just as a "What the heck, lets try
> it
> > > and see if it works" kind of thing, is to open Access, then
> > > create a new database with just one field in it, labeled
> anything
> > > you want to label it with. This should free up your drop
> down
> > > menus so the File | Get External Data | Import ... command
> > > becomes available. Try selecting your Works.dbf file and see
> if
> > > it can be imported.
> > > --
> > > OJ III
> > > [Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
> > > Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
> >
> >
>
>
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