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Re: Update for Access 2002 (KB904018)

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by acbc66, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. acbc66

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    Hmmm...apparently I did (probably automatic update as I don't recall manually
    doing this) and now my Access database is bollixed because it had several
    features which (used to) allow updates to linked spreadsheets. Is there any
    way to uninstall the update, short of reinstalling (in my case) Office 2002?


    "George Nicholson" wrote:

    > >why would i want to
    > > relinquish the ability

    > maybe you don't.
    > KB Article 904953, under "More Information"
    > "....Because of legal issues, Microsoft has disabled the functionality in
    > Access 2003 and in Access 2002 that let users change the data in linked
    > tables that point to a range in an Excel workbook..."
    > Sounds like this "fix" didn't originate with MS software engineers but with
    > MS legal.
    > HTH,
    > --
    > George Nicholson
    > Remove 'Junk' from return address.
    > "word stymied" <wordstymied@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:CFD6616D-9677-4AF9-80E4-6CB6785B8FB7@microsoft.com...
    > > the description of this change sounds confusing to me; why would i want to
    > > relinquish the ability to change a linked excel table used in Access.
    > > changes to occur occationally and errors are detected that warrants a
    > > change
    > > in the linked file.

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