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Access database converted from 2007 to 2010 and want to edit in 2013


Mrs Bear

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We have recently had our database updated and the developer used Access 2010 - we now want to edit ourselves but we now have Access 2013 - when we open the changed database we can see all the ribbon so can edite or create reports etc.

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Woolwell

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Do you mean cannot edit? You need to be aware that Access is quite poor ate being backward compatible eg something in 2013 may not work in 2010 version.

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Mrs Bear

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Hello Yes I can edit certain parts but I am unable to see various parts of the ribbon i.e. 'create' and 'database tools' 'external databse'. I can only view 'home' and 'file' on the ribbon.

It is as if when the database was changed from 2007 to 2010 it had a lock put on or something to stop anyone editing.

The whole ribbon flashes up and then the 'create' portions etc disappear.

I thought about backward compatibility but it only seems to happen on this databse. I have other that work fine.

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