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Upgrading to Access 2003

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Franc Sutherland, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Franc Sutherland

    Franc Sutherland
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    Hi.
    Is it possible to upgrade the database programme in MS Works to Access 2003?
    What CD would I need? Is there just one CD to upgrade to any application
    within Office 2003, or is it application specific?

    Thanks,
    Franc.
     
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  3. Al Camp

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    Franc,
    A Works APPLICATION will not "convert" to Access.
    But, your Works DATA can be imported into Access.
    Export your Works data as a .txt, .csv, or .dbf , and import it into Access.

    > What CD would I need?

    Not sure what you mean... Access comes included in the Office Professional Edition,
    or...can be purchased separately.

    --
    hth
    Al Camp
    Candia Computer Consulting - Candia NH
    http://home.comcast.net/~cccsolutions


    "Franc Sutherland" <FrancSutherland@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1E4EB2B1-D0F4-4651-89BE-0619DE69FBA6@microsoft.com...
    > Hi.
    > Is it possible to upgrade the database programme in MS Works to Access 2003?
    > What CD would I need? Is there just one CD to upgrade to any application
    > within Office 2003, or is it application specific?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Franc.
     
  4. Franc Sutherland

    Franc Sutherland
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    Hi Al,
    It says on the Microsoft website that MS Works qualifies for the upgrade to
    MS Access 2003. I wasn't sure how it would work.
    With the CD question, I was wondering if there were different upgrades for
    the separate applications within MS Office, or whether it was one disc for
    any application upgrade?
    Any thoughts?

    "Al Camp" wrote:

    > Franc,
    > A Works APPLICATION will not "convert" to Access.
    > But, your Works DATA can be imported into Access.
    > Export your Works data as a .txt, .csv, or .dbf , and import it into Access.
    >
    > > What CD would I need?

    > Not sure what you mean... Access comes included in the Office Professional Edition,
    > or...can be purchased separately.
    >
    > --
    > hth
    > Al Camp
    > Candia Computer Consulting - Candia NH
    > http://home.comcast.net/~cccsolutions
    >
    >
    > "Franc Sutherland" <FrancSutherland@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1E4EB2B1-D0F4-4651-89BE-0619DE69FBA6@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi.
    > > Is it possible to upgrade the database programme in MS Works to Access 2003?
    > > What CD would I need? Is there just one CD to upgrade to any application
    > > within Office 2003, or is it application specific?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Franc.

    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Larry Linson

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    "Franc Sutherland" wrote

    > It says on the Microsoft website that
    > MS Works qualifies for the upgrade to
    > MS Access 2003. I wasn't sure how it
    > would work.


    That means MS Works qualifies you to install the (less expensive) upgrade
    version. But you'd have to check with local or online retailers and/or
    Microsoft to see how to obtain an upgrade version of Access 2003 (if one is
    available -- I'm sure there are available upgrade versions for the Office
    2003 Suite).

    > With the CD question, I was wondering if
    > there were different upgrades for the
    > separate applications within MS Office,
    > or whether it was one disc for
    > any application upgrade?


    You can obtain a CD/DVD that includes all of various editions of Office...
    the Professional Edition includes Access, but "lesser" editions do not; you
    can also obtain Access 2003 as a separate product.

    Larry Linson
    Microsoft Access MVP
     
  6. Franc Sutherland

    Franc Sutherland
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    Hi Larry,
    I'm afraid I'm still not clear about the MS Works upgrade.
    You say that it qualifies for the upgrade, but I'm not sure what it will be
    upgraded to? Would it be Office 2003, for instance, in that case, if you
    have the MS Office 2003 Professional upgrade, would that give upgrade the MS
    Works suite to MS Office 2003 professional therefore giving you Access 2003?

    "Larry Linson" wrote:

    > "Franc Sutherland" wrote
    >
    > > It says on the Microsoft website that
    > > MS Works qualifies for the upgrade to
    > > MS Access 2003. I wasn't sure how it
    > > would work.

    >
    > That means MS Works qualifies you to install the (less expensive) upgrade
    > version. But you'd have to check with local or online retailers and/or
    > Microsoft to see how to obtain an upgrade version of Access 2003 (if one is
    > available -- I'm sure there are available upgrade versions for the Office
    > 2003 Suite).
    >
    > > With the CD question, I was wondering if
    > > there were different upgrades for the
    > > separate applications within MS Office,
    > > or whether it was one disc for
    > > any application upgrade?

    >
    > You can obtain a CD/DVD that includes all of various editions of Office...
    > the Professional Edition includes Access, but "lesser" editions do not; you
    > can also obtain Access 2003 as a separate product.
    >
    > Larry Linson
    > Microsoft Access MVP
    >
    >
    >
     
  7. Larry Linson

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    "Franc Sutherland" wrote

    > I'm afraid I'm still not clear about the
    > MS Works upgrade. You say that it
    > qualifies for the upgrade, but I'm not
    > sure what it will be upgraded to? Would
    > it be Office 2003, for instance, in that
    > case, if you have the MS Office 2003
    > Professional upgrade, would that give
    > upgrade the MS Works suite to MS
    > Office 2003 professional therefore
    > giving you Access 2003?


    Oh, my... I don't even try to keep up with all the editions of Office and
    Office software that Microsoft offers, nor their licensing terms and
    conditions. If Works qualifies you for an upgrade to Office, that would most
    likely include Office Pro on the top end, and Office Standard on the lower
    end (Office Standard does not include Microsoft Access).

    I'm reasonably sure that Office 2003 Professional does have an upgrade
    edition, and, yes, it does include Access 2003. On the other hand, if there
    is an upgrade edition of the separate Access 2003 product, it would be less
    expensive than the upgrade edition of Office 2003 Pro (but, of course, would
    not have Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

    Larry Linson
    Microsoft Access MVP
     

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