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Changes in Office Access 2007

Updated: January 15, 2009

Applies To: Office Resource Kit

Updated: 2009-01-15

This article lists the changes in Microsoft Office Access 2007 from Office 2003.

Data Access Pages (DAPs)

Description: Microsoft Office Access 2007 no longer supports designing or opening Data Access Pages (DAPs). You can only use Internet Explorer to open DAPs.

Reason for change: DAPs are built on ActiveX technology, and they are not always easy to extend. This change provides a cleaner user interface.

Import RunCommand

Description: The DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdImport object model call and the Import RunCommand macro are no longer supported. An error message appears when this object model call or the macro RunCommand call is made. They have been replaced by more specific ImportAttach commands.

Microsoft Script Editor (MSE)

Description: Microsoft Script Editor is no longer included in Office Access 2007. The removal of this low-use feature increases security.

Migration path: Files that contain scripts and that are upgraded to the new file formats will lose the scripts without warning.

Snapshot Viewer

Description: The Snapshot Viewer is no longer included in Office Access 2007.

Migration path: You can still download the Snapshot Viewer from Office Online.

Speech recognition

Description: The entry points for the speech recognition features have been removed from the user interface in Office Access 2007, Office Excel 2007, Office PowerPoint 2007, and Office Word 2007.

Migration path: Windows Vista provides speech recognition features that can be enabled from Control Panel | Control Panel Home | Ease of Access | Speech Recognition Options. To download and install speech recognition on the Windows XP operating system, see Microsoft Speech SDK 5.1 (SpeechSDK51.exe) (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130386).

User interface: export and import formats

Description: The user interface for exporting files to ASP and IDC/HTX is removed. The user interface for importing from Lotus 1-2-3/DOS (*.wj*) and Exchange is removed. You can still use the object model to import or export those file formats.

GUID-based URLs

Description: GUID-based (unique ID-based) URLs are no longer available. Use hierarchical (or "friendly") URLs instead.

Live mode

Description: An anonymous user can no longer view the site in Live Mode. The user views the site according to his or her permissions on the site. To see a more restricted view, the user must log in as a user who has those permissions.

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