I have Access 2003, can I view projects made in Access 2007?

My friend send me some things made in Access 2007, can I somehow convert these or do something so I can view these in my Access 2003?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Convert an Access 2007 database to an earlier file format



    If you created a database in the Microsoft Office Access 2007 (.accdb) file format, but you want to share the database with people who are using earlier versions of Access, in most cases, you can convert the database to an earlier file format by using the Save As command. This article provides the steps for converting a database to an earlier file format and discusses some of the factors that prevent you from converting a database. (See web page)


    Compatibility pack does not include Access conversion

    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 file formats for Office 2000, Office XP, and Office 2003 users:


    Download the Compatibility Pack here


  • 1 decade ago

    EDIT:: GHIAGIRL has usefull information above my post.

    Scenario: You have Access 2003 = earlier file format (.mdb)

    You are given Access 2007 Files = new file format (.accdb)

    Simply put the file types are currently not backwards compatiable. People with 2007 can open any previous Access file types, but 2003 and earlier can't open the new file types.

    I have the same problem with a friend that uses Office 2007 and saves with the file Microsoft word .DOC file type and it opens as Jibberish on Word 2003.

    Hope this helps -- Mike

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, but you have to install the converters. Go to Microsoft's site and download and install the converters. Then you will be able to open any Office 2007 files. The link is as follows:

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