Open Office does not support Access..

On 12 December 2011 18:52, Thor Malmjursson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi Val and All on the list :)

Val, If you want to open it and read it - you can try using a program called OpenOffice - it's backwards compatible with pretty much everything MS made as far as stuff for Windows 95 :)

Failing that, if you just want it converting to something else, so everyone can view it, please forward it onto me, and I will happily convert it to a different format.

Warmest Regards from a very chilly England,


Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:06:55 -0500
From: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: can anyone open Microsoft Access 2007 files?
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I don't have MS Access 2007 but I may be able to do something with it.

On 12/12/2011 11:44 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
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December 12, 2011

Hello SignWriting List!
Maria Galea from Malta has an exciting database of classifiers in Maltese Sign Language, written in SignWriting, which she wants to share with all of us.

But the database is in old software…Microsoft Access 2007. I cannot open the file. Is there anyone here on the List who has access to Microsoft Access 2007, and could possibly create a PDF or other kind of file from it? Or help me learn how to open it with other software? I am on a Mac, but I do also have a Windows 7 computer here...

Val ;-)


On Dec 12, 2011, at 1:32 AM, MARIA GALEA wrote:

Hi Val,
the program is microsoft access 2007 -
thanks a lot,

Hello Maria -
I was able to download it. Thank you...

But I cannot open it because we use different software. What is the
program you used to create the file? Does .mdb stand for Microsoft
Database?  I tried opening it with Excel 2008 for the Mac, but it did not
work…. Val ;-)


Val ;-)

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